SJ8398 : Corn Exchange

taken 8 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

This is 1 of 9 images, with title Corn Exchange in this square
Corn Exchange
Corn Exchange
Exchange Square

Exchange Square is civic square in Manchester, England. The square was created after the IRA 1996 Manchester bombing. This reconstruction included the structural relocation of two pubs to make room for the new Marks & Spencer store.
Today the square is a major shopping area including a branch of Selfridges, New Cathedral Street, The Triangle shopping centre and an entrance to the Manchester Arndale, the most-visited shopping centre in the United Kingdom.

The Triangle Shopping Centre

The Triangle is a grade II listed building. The building was originally used as a corn exchange and was previously named the Corn & Produce Exchange. Following the IRA bomb in 1996 it was renovated and is now a modern shopping centre.
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Wikipedia on the Corn exchange: LinkExternal link

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, 3 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 31 January, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8393 9868 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.0753N 2:14.6183W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8391 9867
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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