SJ4066 : Church of St John the Baptist, Chester, 1961

taken 61 years ago, near to Hoole, Cheshire, Great Britain

Church of St John the Baptist, Chester, 1961
Church of St John the Baptist, Chester, 1961
Ruins of the former east end of the church. This is the interior of the Lady Chapel, accessed through a 12th century arch, the remainder of the structure being largely 13th century. Listed Grade I with the existing church, the ruins are also a Scheduled Monument, Link shows little change 50 years on.
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
August 1961   (more nearby)
Monday, 20 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Ruin (from Tags)
Period (from Tags)
12th Century  13th Century 
Style (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 4095 6615 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:11.3488N 2:53.1121W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 40957 66164
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Lady Chapel  Grade I Listed  Scheduled Monument 

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