2014

TL4655 : The Sun House, Queen Edith's Way

taken 9 years ago, near to Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire, England

The Sun House, Queen Edith's Way
The Sun House, Queen Edith's Way
Built 1938-9 in Art Deco 'Modern Movement' style, and still largely in original condition, including the interior. The paint scheme may not be original but is sympathetic to the style. Listed Grade II.
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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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Housing, Dwellings Suburb, Urban fringe Housing: Detached House Style: Art Deco Date: 1938 Primary Subject: House other tags: Grade II Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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TL4655, 440 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 27 December, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 January, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4690 5564 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:10.7675N 0:8.8241E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4690 5561
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