SS8591 : Grade II listed Edwardian building on a town centre corner, Maesteg

taken 3 years ago, near to Maesteg, Bridgend/Pen-y-Bont ar Ogwr, Great Britain

Grade II listed Edwardian building on a town centre corner, Maesteg
Grade II listed Edwardian building on a town centre corner, Maesteg
On the corner of Talbot Street and Castle Street. The Cadw website records "Built 1908 as the offices of the North's Navigation Collieries (1889), Ltd, which undertook the coal mining in the valley which had been started c1800. It took over the assets of the iron companies in 1889, and eventually, by 1922, was the main controlling company of the area until the great depression from 1928 saw the gradual closures of the pits."

The building was Grade II listed in 1997 as an interesting example of Gothic revival applied to an office building for a leading industrial company of the area, and as a landmark in the industrial history of the district.
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
Friday, 24 February, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 25 February, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 8530 9139 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.5773N 3:39.4687W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SS 8532 9138
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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