SK8632 : Estate cottages, Denton

taken 6 years ago, near to Denton, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Estate cottages, Denton
Estate cottages, Denton
Built in 1869 as almshouses by the Welby estate, now ordinary private residences, house numbers 125 to 127. The stone in the gable carries the Welby arms. Listed Grade II.
House numbering in Denton
The village has an unusual system of house numbering. Houses are numbered in a sequence, starting with the gatehouse to Denton Manor at the south end of Main Street, which is numbered 63 and 64. The sequence continues down the west side of Main Street (63 to 90), along the south side of Church Street (91 to 96), up the east side of Park Lane (98 to 105), back onto the west and north sides of Church Street (106 to 124) and finally up the east side of Casthorpe Road and then Main Street (125 to 148).
Some houses are outside the sequence and these clearly represent later build, Some of these are simply named, while others are numbered as separate groups. The inference is that the numbering system was set up by the Welby estate, who would presumably have owned the leasehold if not the freehold of all the houses in the village. It would have been a convenient way of systematising estate records.
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, 11 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Former (from Tags)
Almshouses 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8685 3271 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:53.0908N 0:42.6449W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8682 3269
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Estate Cottages  Grade II Listed  Coat of Arms 

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