SX4753 : Armada Memorial

taken 9 months ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

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Armada Memorial
Armada Memorial
The Armada Memorial
The Armada Memorial was put up in 1888. The architect was Herbert A Gribble, and the sculptor was W Charles May. The story is told that Sir Francis Drake saw the Spanish ships of the Armada from Plymouth Hoe and stayed to finish a game of bowls before setting off to defeat the invasion in 1588.

Grade II* listed. LinkExternal link
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, 19 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 15 February, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4778 5390 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9159N 4:8.4978W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4779 5388
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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