SJ9042 : Bandstand in Queen's Park, Longton

taken 3 years ago, near to Lightwood, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Bandstand in Queen's Park, Longton
Bandstand in Queen's Park, Longton
Cast-iron octagonal bandstand by Dean & Lowe, of Stoke.
Queen's Park, Longton

A public park of 1887 with lakes, winding tree-lined carriage drives and paths, shrubberies, and much original furniture including a bandstand.
It was the first public pleasure ground in the Potteries. For this and the following other reasons it is listed as Grade II*: the park is a good example of a later Victorian municipal park in an industrial town; its design is essentially unchanged from its original layout of the 1880s; the park was designed and laid out by the Duke of Sutherlandís Land Agent John H Garrett; it retains various C19 park structures, many locally manufactured; and good mature trees survive, with tree-lined paths and drives.

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, 21 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 22 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Park and Public Gardens 
Park (from Tags)
Queens Park 
Place (from Tags)
Longton  Dresden 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9063 4211 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.5754N 2:8.4593W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 90625 42125
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Grade II(star) Listed Park  Queens Park  Grade II(star) Historic Park  Bandstand  Park Bandstand 

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