SO0428 : Barclays Bank, Brecon

taken 16 days ago, near to Brecon/Aberhonddu, Powys, Great Britain

Barclays Bank, Brecon
Barclays Bank, Brecon
Bank branch in a Grade II listed building at 9 Bulwark.
Built as a townhouse in the late 18th or early 19th century.
The bank frontage is an early 20th century addition.
Barclays Bank
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company with its headquarters in London. The bank traces its origins back to 1690 when John Freame and Thomas Gould started trading as goldsmith bankers in Lombard Street, London. The name "Barclays" became associated with the business in 1736, when James Barclay, son-in-law of John Freame, one of the founders, became a partner in the business.
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, 2 December, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 December, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  City, Town centre 
Bank (from Tags)
Barclays 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0453 2849 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:56.8011N 3:23.4250W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0456 2851
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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