SK3727 : Swarkestone Causeway – 14

taken 4 months ago, near to Stanton by Bridge, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Swarkestone Causeway – 14
Swarkestone Causeway – 14
This dates from the late 13th or early 14th century, Listed Grade I and also a Scheduled Monument. It was widened on the eastern side, principally in 1799, but much of the masonry on this section is medieval.
This is the southern end of the causeway, described in the Listing as follows: “Finally a well preserved group of six medieval arches and a seventh rebuilt, round-arched in 1829.” The latter is the one on the left.

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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, 5 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Period (from Tags)
Medieval 
Bridge (from Tags)
Stone Arch 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3715 2753 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.6402N 1:26.9926W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3710 2755
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Causeway  Scheduled Monument  Grade I Listed 

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