SX4853 : Plymouth Castle (rems of)

taken 3 years ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

Plymouth Castle (rems of)
Plymouth Castle (rems of)
Plymouth Castle

Plymouth Castle was a fortification built in the early 15th century to defend the town and harbour of Plymouth. By the end of the 16th century it had ceased to have any military function and fell into disrepair, being almost completely demolished by the 19th century. Only a small fragment of an outer gatehouse remains.
It is a Grade II listed building LinkExternal link and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

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%)

Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link

Scheduled Monuments

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 2 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4829 5395 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9507N 4:8.0690W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4829 5395
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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