NY2548 : Former "The Kings' Arms Commercial Hotel", Wigton - May 2017

taken 7 years ago, near to Wigton, Cumbria, England

Former "The Kings' Arms Commercial Hotel", Wigton - May 2017
Former "The Kings' Arms Commercial Hotel", Wigton - May 2017
Late 18th or early 19th Century hotel, which closed some years ago and suffered a serious fire in April 2017. Although Grade II listed, its future is uncertain.

Alexander P Kapp photographed the hotel in 2008, see: NY2548 : Kings Arms Hotel, Wigton .
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
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 254 484 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.4924N 3:9.6945W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 255 483
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