SZ6799 : Milton Lock

taken 5 years ago, near to Eastney, Portsmouth, Great Britain

Milton Lock
Milton Lock
Milton Locks
Milton Locks are two locks and a basin that connect the now defunct Portsmouth to London Canal to Langstone Harbour. The locks were built in 1822. The canal closed in 1855.
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Mre history at LinkExternal link
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
Saturday, 14 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 April, 2015
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Canals 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 6785 9992 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:47.6930N 1:2.3209W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 6783 9990
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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