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TQ5839 :: Tunbridge Wells Station

Taken 4 years ago by N Chadwick near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Tunbridge Wells Station by N Chadwick
Tunbridge Wells Station

Grade II listed. 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
Tunbridge Wells Station
Tunbridge Wells Station was opened by the South Eastern Railway (SER) on 25th November 1846. It is on "the Hastings line" ( Link ). The station is a cut station with access in both directions by tunnels, the Grove Tunnel from the south and the Wells Tunnel from the north. The station has a regular service to both London Charing Cross and Hastings as well as shuttles to Tonbridge and some to London Bridge via Redhill. A Grade II listed building. LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square TQ5839
Subject Lat/Long 51.129990,0.262827 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Photographer N Chadwick
Taken 20171006 201710 2017 (about 4 years ago)
Submitted 2018-02-06
Snippet Listed Buildings and Structures · Tunbridge Wells Station ·
Context Railways ·

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