SK6512 : 79 to 71 Main Street, Queniborough

taken 8 years ago, near to Queniborough, Leicestershire, Great Britain

79 to 71 Main Street, Queniborough
79 to 71 Main Street, Queniborough
According to the local Conservation Area report LinkExternal link these buildings, specifically the nearest one, represent the survivors of the redevelopment of the village in the 13th century. This involved the creation of burgage plots for homesteads and farmsteads on a regular pattern of strips each 1 rod (5 yards; 5.025m) wide.
The nearest cottage, known as Rupert's Cottage, is essentially 16th century, with a later wing to the rear. It is timber framed, although much of this is concealed by the bush, a central post being visible to the left of the door. The adjacent unit with the large gateway opening (No.77) may have belonged to No.79 at one stage.
No.75 is clearly dated 1703. The pair of cottages beyond, No.73 being a double unit and No.71 a single unit, date from the early 19th century.
All these together form a fine group, and all are Listed Grade II.
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
Friday, 22 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Housing (from Tags)
Building Material (from Tags)
Timber Frame and Brick 
Period (from Tags)
16th Century  Early 18th Century  Early 19th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6501 1203 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.1229N 1:2.3617W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6503 1204
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Burgage  Thatched Cottage  Grade II Listed 

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