SK6412 : No.80 Main Street, Queniborough

taken 8 years ago, near to Queniborough, Leicestershire, Great Britain

No.80 Main Street, Queniborough
No.80 Main Street, Queniborough
One of several thatched buildings along Main Street. It dates from the 17th century, although the gable onto the street is 18th century. The original timber frame with brick infill can just about be made out on the side wall. The brick-built wing to the left is also of 18th century date. Listed Grade 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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SK6412, 48 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 November, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 25 November, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Building Material (from Tags)
Thatch  Brick and Thatch  Timber Frame and Brick 
Period (from Tags)
17th Century  18th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6492 1211 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:42.1667N 1:2.4406W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6493 1208
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Grade II Listed 

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