NT2573 : Upper Bow

taken 6 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

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Upper Bow
Upper Bow
Until the development of Victoria Street in the mid 19th century, this was a much steeper lane leading down into West Bow, the route being replaced by the steps (Part of Victoria Terrace, Listed Category A). The building to the left with the gables is the former Original Secession Church, now the Quaker Meeting House (Listed Category B).
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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Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 8 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 June, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre 
Listed Building (from Tags)
Category A  Category B 
Date (from Tags)
1843 
Former (from Tags)
Church 
Paving Material (from Tags)
Granite Setts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 2554 7350 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.9246N 3:11.6328W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 25520 73531
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Other Tags
Terrace Walkway  Original Secession Church  Quaker Meeting House 

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