SE6052 : Late winter afternoon outside York Minster

taken 4 years ago, near to York, Great Britain

Late winter afternoon outside York Minster
Late winter afternoon outside York Minster
The lamp standard is Grade II listed, while in the background the Church of St Michael Le Belfrey is Grade I listed.

Historic England list entries:
Lamp standard: LinkExternal link
St Michael Le Belfrey: LinkExternal link
York Minster: LinkExternal link
York Minster

York Minster is a Gothic cathedral and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The Minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is cathedral for the Diocese of York.
The first church on the site was a wooden structure built hurriedly in 627 AD. A stone structure was completed in 637 AD, since which the Church has undergone many refurbishments as well as serious damage including a fire in 1984 which destroyed the roof in the south transept.
LinkExternal link
York Minster website: LinkExternal link

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%)

Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link

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
Index: LinkExternal link

Church of St Michael le Belfrey

St Michael le Belfrey is an Anglican church in York. It is situated directly next to York Minster in the centre of the city.
Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
The present church building was built between 1525 and 1536 and replaced a church that dated back to at least 1294. The church is famous for being the place where Guy Fawkes was baptised on 16 April 1570. Fawkes later became a Roman Catholic, which led to the failed 1605 Gunpowder Plot.

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Date Taken
Friday, 1 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 9 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
York 
Church (from Tags)
St Michael Le Belfrey 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6024 5216 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:57.7214N 1:5.0004W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6021 5217
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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