SO4430 : Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck, 1961 1

taken 60 years ago, near to Kilpeck, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck, 1961  1
Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck, 1961 1
The church is a remarkable unity, built c.1134-40, which virtually no subsequent alterations.

This is the main, south, door. A feature of this is that the main carved jambs are each carved out of a single block of stone. The motifs include soldiers on the left hand jamb, and snakes on both jambs. The tympanum is a Tree of Life, and the outer orders of the arch include an order of intricate beakheads, and an outer order of medallions linked by lions' heads Link .
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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
October 1961   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 21 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4450 3051 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:58.2166N 2:48.5580W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 4451 3050
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Medieval Stone Carving  Romanesque  Church Doorway  Grade I Listed 

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