SK9135 : The Conduit House, Market Place, Grantham

taken 2 years ago, near to Grantham, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The Conduit House, Market Place, Grantham
The Conduit House, Market Place, Grantham
The conduit was Grantham's public water supply from the late 16th century until the middle of the 19th century when a modern supply system was introduced, based on the earlier medieval supply to the Friary, dissolved in 1539. The building contained a cistern providing a limited reservoir on the spot. It was built in 1597, is Listed Grade II and also a Scheduled Monument. A full history of the conduit can be found here LinkExternal link . More pictures: LinkExternal link 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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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 February, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  Water resources 
Period (from Tags)
Late 16th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1597 
Style (from Tags)
Elizabethan 
Building Material (from Tags)
Ashlar 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9126 3592 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:54.7779N 0:38.6598W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 9125 3592
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Conduit  Grade II Listed  Scheduled Monument 

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