SK5434 : 56 Village Road, Clifton

taken 6 years ago, near to Clifton, Nottingham, Great Britain

56 Village Road, Clifton
56 Village Road, Clifton
The historical significance of this building is not apparent from this view.
The central part of the building is a timber-framed open-hall farmhouse dating from as early as 1319, an internal floor and the right-hand cross wing being added around 1600. The west bay was added in the 17th century, but rebuilt in brick in the 19th. The whole house was cased in brick in 1707 for Thomas and Joan Lambert, these initials and date appearing in the brickwork of the gable. The interior retains the majority of the unusual 14th century timber framing.
The English Heritage listing includes the following historical note:
"This building is of outstanding interest and importance. Timber-framed halls are rare survivals, and this example is particularly complete. Its framing is an unusual combination of aisle posts and base crucks, and a good part of the original roof remains. It is also a perfect example of the evolution of accommodation, first by the insertion of a floor and smoke hood, then by the addition of a storied cross wing. The brick casing is the typical next stage. In this case it can also be dated and attributed to an individual."
The importance can also be inferred from the Grade II* category of listing, rarely awarded to smaller domestic buildings.
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
Thursday, 13 February, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 February, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Former (from Tags)
Housing (from Tags)
Detached House 
Building Material (from Tags)
Thatch  Timber Frame and Brick 
Period (from Tags)
14th Century  Late 16th Century  Early 18th Century 
Date (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5446 3499 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.5753N 1:11.4992W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5448 3497
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Medieval House  Grade II(star) Listed Building 

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