NU1301 : Lion fountain, Longframlington

taken 8 years ago, near to Longframlington, Northumberland, England

Lion fountain, Longframlington
Lion fountain, Longframlington
On the corner of Front Street and Church Street. It commemorates the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911 and is Listed Grade II.

The houses behind (Lion House to the left, dated 1783, and Kielland to the right) are late 18th century and also Listed Grade II, for group value.
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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Geographical Context: Village, Rural settlement People, Events Date: 1911 Housing: Village Houses other tags: Disused Drinking Fountain King George V Coronation Grade II Listed Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Church Street [6] · Listed Grade [4] · Lion Fountain [2] Other Photos: · Inscription on the Lion fountain, Longframlington ·
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 December, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 January, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1313 0105 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:18.2026N 1:47.6839W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 1313 0105
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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