SJ8869 : The Old Rectory, Gawsworth

taken 3 years ago, near to Gawsworth, Cheshire, Great Britain

The Old Rectory, Gawsworth
The Old Rectory, Gawsworth
Late 16th century timber framed house, Listed Grade I, restored in the 18th century and further restored and added to in the 19th. The listing describes it as 'One of the best preserved medium-sized houses of the period in Cheshire, particularly valuable for the survival of the open hall.' Seen from the churchyard across one of the pools created as part of the development of the grounds of Gawsworth Hall in the Elizabethan period, see 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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SJ8869, 18 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 15 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Housing (from Tags)
Detached House 
Former (from Tags)
Rectory 
Period (from Tags)
Late 16th Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Timber Frame 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8898 6977 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.4916N 2:9.9911W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8899 6970
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Black and White Architecture  Grade I Listed  Pond 

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