SK7954 : Newark Castle Gardens

taken 7 years ago, near to Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Newark Castle Gardens in this square
Newark Castle Gardens
Newark Castle Gardens
These were promoted as a memorial for Queen Victoria's forthcoming Golden Jubilee in 1887, and opened in May 1889 to coincide with her 70th birthday. The designer was H E Milner. The land was originally donated to the town by William Gilstrap with the idea that it could be used to provide a stipend for the librarian of the new library he had funded, but it was thought desirable that the land should become a public garden to enhance the town. The gardens are Listed Grade II in the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
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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SK7954, 483 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre  People, Events 
Person (from Tags)
Queen Victoria 
Former (from Tags)
Library 
Name (from Tags)
H E Milner  Gilstrap 
Date (from Tags)
1892 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7967 5404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.6593N 0:48.7308W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 79696 54076
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Golden Jubilee  Formal Garden  Information Centre  Flagstaff  Grade II Listed  Listed Garden or Park  Flower Beds 

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