SW3526 : The Capstan House, Sennen Cove

taken 8 years ago, near to Sennen, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Capstan House, Sennen Cove
The Capstan House, Sennen Cove
The basement of the building still houses the original man-operated capstan, used to haul boats out of the water and up the steep bank of the harbour; the upper floor is now a craft and gift shop. The whole structure was Grade II* listed LinkExternal link in 1988.
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%)

Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 1 January, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 3510 2631 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:4.6643N 5:42.2352W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SW 35067 26329
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