SP0202 : Powell's Church of England (VA) School, Cirencester

taken 3 years ago, near to Cirencester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Powell's Church of England (VA) School, Cirencester
Powell's Church of England (VA) School, Cirencester
Viewed across Gloucester Street. The VA in the school's name means Voluntary Aided. A voluntary aided school is a state-funded school in which a foundation or trust (such as a religious organisation) owns the school buildings, contributes to building costs and has a substantial influence in the running of the school. Such schools have more autonomy than voluntary controlled schools, which are wholly funded by the state.

The gold-on-blue text at roof level is: The Blue School 1714 and the Yellow School 1722 were established in Powell's School House and amalgamated as Powell's School in 1876.

The building was Grade II (star) listed in 1948.
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, 10 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites 
Listed Building Status (from Tags)
Grade II Star 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0211 0236 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:43.1977N 1:58.2514W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 0213 0233
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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