SS8377 : Northeast side of St John the Baptist, Newton, Porthcawl

taken 6 years ago, near to Newton, Bridgend/Pen-y-Bont ar Ogwr, Great Britain

Northeast side of  St John the Baptist, Newton, Porthcawl
Northeast side of St John the Baptist, Newton, Porthcawl
Viewed from Church Street. The Parish Church of St John the Baptist is in the Church in Wales Parish of Newton Nottage, Porthcawl, in the Deanery of Margam in the Diocese of Llandaff.

The building has late 12th century origins. The first rector was installed in 1189. It was substantially refurbished in 1485-1495 by Jasper Tudor, Duke of Bedford and uncle of King Henry VII. Jasper Tudor held the lordship of Glamorgan and with it the land that became Pembroke Manor in this area.

The building is Grade I listed as an important medieval church with much surviving medieval fabric and an especially rare medieval carved stone pulpit.
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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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
Tuesday, 29 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 2 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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Church in Wales 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 8366 7748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.0561N 3:40.6128W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SS 8368 7751
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Church  12th Century  12th Century Church  Diocese of Llandaff  Grade I Listed  Grade I Listed Church 

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