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British Listed Buildings
« on: July 10, 2020, 08:43:27 PM »
Here’s a fun challenge for anyone interested in old buildings in England, Scotland and Wales.

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/ are collecting photos of buildings and other structures on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. I’ve added a couple of dozen since joining last month but as there are around half a million on the list there are plenty as yet unphotographed. The site includes the entries from the official listings plus excellent interactive mapping so the buildings are relatively easy to find, and is free to join.
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 09:19:33 PM »
Interesting idea.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2020, 04:35:41 AM »
Here’s what I’ve uploaded so far. I haven’t paid that much attention to buildings before so am already out of old photos and having to go and take new ones.

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/contributor/351996670#.Xwm9My_TWhA
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2020, 06:12:25 AM »
That's neat!  And really nice of you to contribute to it too!

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2020, 06:59:35 AM »
Here’s what I’ve uploaded so far. I haven’t paid that much attention to buildings before so am already out of old photos and having to go and take new ones.

https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/contributor/351996670#.Xwm9My_TWhA

Really nice pictures & quite historically interesting, including that of the industrial and infrastructure heritage. I'd like to live in that 'Shore Mill', for instance ...
Well done, congrats from here.

EDIT: I checked the web, and it seems that the Shore Mill has a likely, estimated value of £ 770K ...
https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/shore-mill/lawton-square/delph/oldham/ol3-5dt/17377974
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2020, 07:08:40 AM »
Quite interesting.
What are the criteria for being listed?

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2020, 09:30:51 AM »
Quite interesting.
What are the criteria for being listed?

See https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/site/about-listed-buildings/#.XwoA0S_TWhA but it’s basically an attempt by the UK government to protect buildings more than a couple of hundred years old or of some other exceptional interest. Britain in some respects is like a big open air museum.
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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2020, 10:57:44 AM »
See https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/site/about-listed-buildings/#.XwoA0S_TWhA but it’s basically an attempt by the UK government to protect buildings more than a couple of hundred years old or of some other exceptional interest. Britain in some respects is like a big open air museum.

Thank you.

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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2020, 07:20:10 PM »
I checked the web, and it seems that the Shore Mill has a likely, estimated value of 770K £ ...
https://www.zoopla.co.uk/property/shore-mill/lawton-square/delph/oldham/ol3-5dt/17377974

Wow the interior shown on the Zoopla image history is really nice, a great example of what can be done while preserving the important original features.
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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 04:11:24 AM »
Wow!  Cool house!  Very modern interior.  What are those black things (look like they have rollers) in the corner of the living room (mounted in the corners by ceiling)?

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2020, 04:17:16 AM »
I plan to upload some photos from North Ronaldsay on Orkney later.

It was one of the magical, secluded places I've seen in the UK.
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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2020, 09:31:41 AM »
I plan to upload some photos from North Ronaldsay on Orkney later.

It was one of the magical, secluded places I've seen in the UK.

Excellent, I look forward to seeing them. There’s about a week’s delay as the site owner screens the photos before they appear.
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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2020, 09:40:40 AM »
What are those black things (look like they have rollers) in the corner of the living room (mounted in the corners by ceiling)?

From the listing text I’d think those are the reinforcing rods:

Timberbeam single-span floors use an interesting pre-stressing mechanism: wrought-iron tie-rods are employed (of late C19) to sustain increase loading on the beams.
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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2020, 09:41:22 AM »
Excellent, I look forward to seeing them. There’s about a week’s delay as the site owner screens the photos before they appear.

Thank you for the information. They probably have to monitor for quality etc. ...

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2020, 12:09:22 PM »
From the listing text I’d think those are the reinforcing rods:

Timberbeam single-span floors use an interesting pre-stressing mechanism: wrought-iron tie-rods are employed (of late C19) to sustain increase loading on the beams.
Sounds like that it's probably them; very strange looking however.  I took another look and you can see them in various photos of the property.

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