SX4753 : Drake and Naval Memorial

taken 1 year ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

Drake and Naval Memorial
Drake and Naval Memorial
Plymouth Naval Memorial
The Plymouth Naval Memorial is a war memorial located on Plymouth Hoe to British and Commonwealth sailors who were lost in the World Wars. It was Grade II* listed, but in May 2016 it was upgraded to Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
After World War I, the Royal Navy wanted to find a way to commemorate sailors who had died at sea and had no known grave. An Admiralty committee recommended building memorials at the three main naval ports in Great Britain -- Plymouth, Chatham,TQ7667 : Chatham Naval Memorial, TQ7667 : Chatham Naval Memorial Link . and Portsmouth SZ6398 : Royal Navy War Memorial Link]. The memorials at all three sites were designed by Sir Robert Lorimer with sculpture by Henry Poole.
Following World War II, the naval memorials were expanded to commemorate the dead from that war. Sir Edward Maufe performed the architectural design for the expansion at Plymouth, and the sculpture was by Charles Wheeler and William McMillan.
The Plymouth memorial also bears the names of sailors from Australia, South Africa, and India. The Plymouth Naval Memorial commemorates 7,251 sailors of World War I and 15,933 of World War II.
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)
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Friday, 15 February, 2019
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Historic sites and artefacts  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4769 5390 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9145N 4:8.5736W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4769 5389
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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