SK2268 : Former Coal Merchant's Office

taken 4 years ago, near to Bakewell, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Former Coal Merchant's Office
Former Coal Merchant's Office
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Bakewell Station (former)
Bakewell station was a station built to serve the town of Bakewell by the Midland Railway on its extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway line from Rowsley to Buxton.
The station was opened by the Midland Railway on 1 August 1862. Being the nearest station to Haddon Hall it was built in a grand style as the local station for the Duke of Rutland over whose land the line had passed.
Since the line was climbing steeply towards its summit at Peak Forest, the station was located uphill about half a mile from the town, which became a disadvantage when road transport developed.
The station closing on 6 March 1967.
Grade II listed. 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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SK2268, 236 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 11 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2221 6894 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.0234N 1:40.1309W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2223 6896
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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