SK6412 : Thatching in progress, Main Street Queniborough

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

Thatching in progress, Main Street Queniborough
Thatching in progress, Main Street Queniborough
The nearest house (no.86 plus former 88) is dated 1741, but has an earlier core. It is receiving a new ridge capping to its thatched roof.
The next house (also thatched) (No.84) is early 18th century. When listed it was noted as having lead roofing over thatch, but has since reverted to plain thatch. It may be a refronting of an earlier building.
The third building of the group is later (early 19th century) and of very different character, with 3 storeys and a tiled roof. It is another example of a building on a 1 rod plot (see Link ).
All three 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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SK6412, 48 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Date (from Tags)
1741 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick and Thatch  Thatch 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6495 1209 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.1557N 1:2.4142W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6496 1206
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Thatched Houses  Thatching  Grade II Listed 

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