SJ7407 : West side of St Andrew's Church, Shifnal

taken 6 years ago, near to Shifnal, Shropshire, Great Britain

West side of St Andrew's Church, Shifnal
West side of St Andrew's Church, Shifnal
In the Church of England Parish of Shifnal in the Diocese of Lichfield.
Located on the north side of Church Street, the building dates from the 12th century.
There have been many later alterations, such as after the Fire of 1591
and the 1876-1879 restoration by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
Grade I listed (the highest category) in 1955.
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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Grade I and Category A listed buildings and structures

Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional, even international importance. There are over 6,000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is Category A
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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 November, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 29 November, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7468 0750 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.8771N 2:22.5492W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7463 0750
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Church  Church of England  Diocese of Lichfield  Grade I Listed Church  Grade I Listed 

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