SO3700 : Jubilee Clock Tower, Twyn Square, Usk

taken 8 years ago, near to Usk, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Wales

Jubilee Clock Tower, Twyn Square,  Usk
Jubilee Clock Tower, Twyn Square, Usk
A plaque Link records that the clock tower was erected by subscription in Usk in commemoration
of the Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign 1837-1887. The year 1887 is on the side in view.
The clock tower was Grade II listed in 1974.
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
Sunday, 27 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Friday, 23 June, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3776 0091 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.2078N 2:54.1238W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3776 0091
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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