SO7137 : The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury

taken 7 years ago, near to Ledbury, Herefordshire, Great Britain

The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury
The Feathers Hotel, Ledbury
The oldest part of the hotel at 25 High Street dates from c1560 when a small house was built here.
Three bay windows survive from that original building.

The hotel's website states that The Feathers has acted as an Excise Office, a Corn Exchange and Assembly Rooms, and in the 19th century it was where the gentlemen of Ledbury played snooker. During the late 18th century the building was clad to hide all signs of its black & white exterior which was considered unfashionable. The cladding was removed in the early 20th century.

Grade II* listed in 1953.
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, 19 May, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 17 March, 2014
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Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7110 3763 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:2.1788N 2:25.3628W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7112 3761
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