TQ2080 : Acton Town Hall

taken 7 years ago, near to Acton, Ealing, Great Britain

This is 1 of 6 images, with title Acton Town Hall in this square
Acton Town Hall
Acton Town Hall
As Acton is now part of the Borough of Ealing, a separate Town Hall is superfluous. This is the 1939 extension on High Street, designed in a restrained classical style, with scandinavian influences, by the Borough Engineer and Architect's department. It is planned to reopen the building with various facilities including a public library. Listed Grade II.
Listed Buildings and Structures
Listed buildings and structures are officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. There are over half a million listed structures in the United Kingdom, covered by around 375,000 listings.
Listed status is more commonly associated with buildings or groups of buildings, however it can cover many other structures, including bridges, headstones, steps, ponds, monuments, walls, phone boxes, wrecks, parks, and heritage sites, and in more recent times a road crossing (Abbey Road) and graffiti art (Banksy 'Spy-booth') have been included.

In England and Wales there are three main listing designations;
Grade I (2.5%) - exceptional interest, sometimes considered to be internationally important.
Grade II* (5.5%) - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
Grade II (92%) - nationally important and of special interest.

There are also locally listed structures (at the discretion of local authorities) using A, B and C designations.

In Scotland three classifications are also used but the criteria are different. There are around 47,500 Listed buildings.
Category A (8%)- generally equivalent to Grade I and II* in England and Wales
Category B (51%)- this appears generally to cover the ground of Grade II, recognising national importance.
Category C (41%)- buildings of local importance, probably with some overlap with English Grade II.

In Northern Ireland the criteria are similar to Scotland, but the classifications are:
Grade A (2.3%)
Grade B+ (4.7%)
Grade B (93%)

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TQ2080, 245 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 16 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Building Materials (from Tags)
Brick and Portland Stone 
Name (from Tags)
Acton Borough Council 
Style (from Tags)
Neo-Classical 
Date (from Tags)
1939 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2032 8005 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.3949N 0:16.0641W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2025 8007
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Other Tags
Town Hall (Former)  Clock Tower  Grade II Listed 

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