TL8683 : Charles Burrell Museum

taken 1 year ago, near to Thetford, Norfolk, Great Britain

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Charles Burrell Museum
Charles Burrell Museum
Grade II listed. LinkExternal link
Charles Burrell Museum
The Charles Burrell Museum is a museum in Thetford in Norfolk dedicated to steam power and steam transport.

The museum opened in 1991 in the former Paint Shop of Charles Burrell & Sons, which is grade II listed LinkExternal link , on Minstergate. The collections tell the stories of the Charles Burrell Works, a company which at one time employed 350 people who worked there until business closed in 1928, and the steam-powered engines they produced and which sold around the world. Displays include a Charles Burrell and Sons Ltd steam roller, traction engine and a Showmans Road Locomotive, parts of Burrell engines, factory machinery, agricultural equipment and items linked to the Burrell Family.
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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Saturday, 29 April, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 16 July, 2017
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City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8679 8318 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.8830N 0:44.7056E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8679 8319
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