SU1484 : Great Western Railway Museum, Swindon 1963

taken 59 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

Great Western Railway Museum, Swindon  1963
Great Western Railway Museum, Swindon 1963
The museum opened in 1962 in a former Wesleyan chapel, which had been built as a lodging house for GWR employees. The site closed in 2000 when most of the collection transferred to the new STEAM museum in the former locomotive works area. City of Truro on the right is part of the National Railway Museum collection.
The building is Listed Grade II and is now a youth activities centre.
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
10 March 1963   (more nearby)
Friday, 8 May, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Railway (from Tags)
Great Western Railway 
Former (from Tags)
Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1464 8476 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:33.6919N 1:47.4122W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1464 8476
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Railway Museum  Steam Locomotive  Grade II Listed 

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