SK6820 : Shoby Priory

taken 3 years ago, near to Shoby, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Shoby Priory
Shoby Priory
The house dates back to the early 16th century, doubtless built as a result of the dissolution of the former Priory. The face nearest the photographer is the oldest part of the house. The part of the wall alongside the drive, nearest the house, includes some Tudor period masonry. Both house and wall are 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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SK6820, 48 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 2 May, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Former (from Tags)
Priory 
Period (from Tags)
Early 16th Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Stone and Slate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 682 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.5317N 0:59.3473W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 681 202
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Country House  Ironstone  Grade II Listed 

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