SJ9042 : Lodge at entrance to Queen's Park, Longton

taken 1 year ago, near to Lightwood, Stoke-on-Trent, Great Britain

Lodge at entrance to Queen's Park, Longton
Lodge at entrance to Queen's Park, Longton
"At the north corner of the park is a large, two-storey lodge in the half-timbered Queen Anne style, originally the home of the Park Superintendent. To one side is a toilet block in similar style, and to the other an impressive entrance with tall brick gate piers, main iron gates decorated with the crests of the Duke of Sutherland, the Mayor and the Borough of Longton, pedestrian side gates, and splayed walls with elaborate iron railings." (from the Historic England listing).
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 Sutherland’s 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  Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens  Derelict, Disused 
Park (from Tags)
Queens Park 
Place (from Tags)
Longton  Dresden 
Building Type (from Tags)
Park Lodge 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9051 4223 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.6399N 2:8.5667W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 90541 42212
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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