ST3188 : Grade II listed Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport

taken 7 years ago, near to Newport/Casnewydd, Great Britain

Grade II listed Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport
Grade II listed Ye Olde Murenger House, Newport
Looking out of place and time amid 19th century and 20th century buildings, this 16th century building is located at 52 High Street. It was Grade II listed in July 1951.
A murenger was the person responsible for collecting taxes or murages for the upkeep of the town walls. The real Murenger's House, a stone structure located elsewhere in High Street, was demolished in the 19th century. The first recorded mention of the building in this view was in 1533 when it was the town house of the local landowners, the Herberts of St Julians Manor. The solidly built Tudor town house later became a pub, the Fleur-de-Lys. It acquired its current name after the demolition of the original Murenger's House.
By the 1970s the building was in serious danger of collapse. Sam Smith's brewery bought the premises in 1980. It reopened in 1983 after extensive refurbishment.
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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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 6 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 310 883 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:35.3585N 2:59.8428W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 310 883
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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