SJ9223 : 34-37 Gaolgate Street, Stafford

taken 1 year ago, near to Stafford, Staffordshire, Great Britain

34-37 Gaolgate Street, Stafford
34-37 Gaolgate Street, Stafford
A group of essentially Georgian town houses, now in use as retail premises. Mainly 18th century, although the right hand building has come 17th century interior detailing. All Listed Grade II.
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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SJ9223, 397 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Town Houses 
Period (from Tags)
18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9215 2338 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.4747N 2:7.0736W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9214 2337
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Retail Premises  Grade II Listed 

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