2016

SO8454 : John Gwynn House, Bridge Street

taken 8 years ago, near to Worcester, Worcestershire, England

John Gwynn House, Bridge Street
John Gwynn House, Bridge Street
A generic name for the complete block, despite consisting of several separate houses. Built around 1780 and attributed to the architect of Worcester Bridge, John Gwynn of Shrewsbury. Listed Grade II as a single group.
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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Geograph meet Worcester 2016

A group of 14 Geograph-ers met at the Farriers Arms in Worcester on 5 Mar 2016 to celebrate the project's eleventh birthday. Local member Philip Halling, who had organised the event, took us for a guided walk with many historical insights from the English Civil War to more modern times such as the floods of recent years. We walked past the "Glover's Needle" spire and the Cathedral, then southwards along the Severn to Diglis with its canal locks and basins. After a short climb onto Fort Royal Hill for an overview of the city, we ended the afternoon in The King Charles House pub.


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Housing, Dwellings City, Town centre Housing: Town Houses Period: Georgian Late 18th Century Building Material: Brick other tags: Grade II Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for POTY, 2016 Galleries: · Selected tweets, Week 37 Automatic Clusters: · Worcester [1892] · Worcester Bridge [340] · Grade II Listed [92] ·
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Alan Murray-Rust   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 5 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 March, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8469 5485 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.5005N 2:13.5230W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8466 5480
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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