SJ8498 : Debenhams, Piccadilly

taken 11 years ago, near to Manchester, England

This is 1 of 2 images, with title Debenhams, Piccadilly in this square
Debenhams, Piccadilly
Debenhams, Piccadilly
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link

Debenhams was founded in London in 1778 by Thomas Clark under the name 'Flint and Clark'; there were a number of partner and name changes before the store became 'Debenhams Limited' in 1905.

The large department store was best known for its clothing, cosmetics and home ware.

In 2009 Debenhams had over 153 stores in the UK, with more due to open.

All stores closed for ever in 2021.

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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SJ8498, 3877 images   (more nearby 🔍)
N Chadwick   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 3 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 6 February, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8425 9841 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.9303N 2:14.3281W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8430 9832
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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