2013

SS6592 : Swansea Museum

taken 10 years ago, near to Swansea/Abertawe, Wales

This is 1 of 8 images, with title Swansea Museum in this square
Swansea Museum
Swansea Museum
Viewed across Burrows Place. The early Victorian building in the Greek Revival style houses Swansea Museum which opened in 1841, the oldest museum in Wales. The building was Grade II* listed in 1952.
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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SS6592, 447 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Jaggery   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 28 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 April, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6592 9278 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:37.0697N 3:56.2833W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 6591 9280
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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