SJ6904 : Upper House, Madeley

taken 1 year ago, near to Sutton Hill, Telford And Wrekin, Great Britain

Upper House, Madeley
Upper House, Madeley
A building with something of a history. It has roughly three separately-identifiable periods to it; the first being an early 17th century, timber framed core (probably 1620s) on the west side. In the 18th, this 2.5 storey wing was added, and then later in the same century a couple of extensions to the back. The whole place was Grade II listed LinkExternal link in 1983, but is currently awaiting the next phase of its life, after most recent use as local court. It is looking somewhat forlorn in early 2018.
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
Saturday, 7 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6950 0418 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.0704N 2:27.1261W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 69509 04199
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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