NY4055 : Guildhall Museum, Carlisle

taken 6 years ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Guildhall Museum, Carlisle
Guildhall Museum, Carlisle
This dates back to around 1400, and was in use at an early stage as the City's Guildhall. The ground floor may originally have been open and is now occupied by a restaurant, the upper floors housing the Guildhall Museum of civic history. The carved heads between the first and second floors are 1978 renewals of the 1844 replacements of the original medieval ones in the cathedral. Listed Grade I.
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
Sunday, 8 July, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 12 July, 2018
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4004 5597 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.6910N 2:56.1844W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4005 5594
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