ST1876 : Grade I listed St John the Baptist church, Cardiff

taken 5 years ago, near to Cardiff/Caerdydd, Great Britain

Grade I listed St John the Baptist church, Cardiff
Grade I listed St John the Baptist church, Cardiff
This is the Church in Wales Parish Church of Cardiff, dating from the 12th century.
It is the second oldest surviving medieval building in Cardiff. The oldest is Cardiff Castle.
The church was Grade I listed in 1952.
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, 21 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 August, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1826 7642 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8484N 3:10.7085W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1825 7645
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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