SJ9223 : Former County Technical School, Victoria Square, Stafford

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

Former County Technical School, Victoria Square, Stafford
Former County Technical School, Victoria Square, Stafford
Built in 1896, architects Bailey and McConnal. Renaissance classical style, Listed Grade II. Later used as County Education offices and in recent years a succession of revitalisations as a pub. The latest had opened as recently as April 2017 but had closed by the time of my visit in August of the same year.
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
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Educational sites  City, Town centre 
Former (from Tags)
Technical College 
Period (from Tags)
Late 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1896 
Building Material (from Tags)
Stone and Brick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9202 2314 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:48.3451N 2:7.1889W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9204 2312
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Renaissance Revival Style  Grade II Listed 

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