June Newsletter
 

UTTOXETER CIVIC SOCIETY (UCS) 

June 2006 No. 11

  

Listed Status:

In the United Kingdom the term 'listed building' refers to a building or other structure officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance. It is a widely used status, applied to around half a million buildings. A listed building may not be demolished, extended or altered without special permission being granted by the local planning authority (who typically consult the pertaining central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings). Owners of listed buildings are, in some circumstances, compelled to repair and maintain the building, and can face criminal prosecution if they fail to do so, or if they perform unauthorised alterations. Because of this, and because listing can limit the options available for significant expansion or improvement, the law allows for owners of listed buildings to object to the listing.

Although most structures appearing on the lists are buildings, other structures such as bridges, monuments, sculptures, and even milestones and mileposts may also be listed. Ancient structures (such as Stonehenge) are not protected by listing, but are instead classified as Scheduled Ancient Monuments and protected by separate legislation. Similarly, natural features such as landscapes, parks and forests are protected by other means.

1700 - 1840 – most buildings are listed - although some selection is necessary

1840 - 1914 – only buildings of definite quality and character, including the best examples of particular building types

after 1914 – only selected buildings

between 30 and 10 years old – only buildings which are of outstanding quality and under threat – so for example the corner of the High Street and Carter St is safe…mores the pity.

Mileposts:

Did you know that throughout the country there are some 52 garden sheds, 35 fishponds, one racing-pigeon loft, 3,800 mileposts and stones, 11 army camps, 9 skating rinks, 2,195 telephone boxes, 489 pigsties, 663 lavatories, 192 post boxes, 982 lamp posts, two ventilation shafts (in the Blackwall Tunnel) and two petrol pumps listed.

 

FLOURISH ARTS FESTIVAL 2006

Flourish Arts Festival 2006 more information available by telephoning Simon Gittus on 07738 471331, or by visiting www.flourishfestival.co.uk

The date for this event has been set for 1st July - 9th July with events happening throughout the week.

Creative arts enthusiasts are being urged to sign up for a one-day Uttoxeter Arts Festival challenge. The Rev. Victor Evans is allowing the Uttoxeter Arts Festival Committee, organisers of Flourish 2006, to use the grounds of St Mary's Church for the event on Wednesday, July 5.

 

The One Day Art Challenge is open to everyone and will give people of all ages the chance to paint, draw or knit anything they like in the church grounds.

 

The only requirement for the event, which runs from 10am until 4pm, is that people take their own equipment and lunch.

 

A local artist will also be on hand to give full guidance to participants.

 

Pieces produced will be displayed inside the church until Saturday, July 8.

 

The best-in-show will be announced on the same day, at the festival's historical re-enactment of the granting of the Market Charter, with a prize given to the winner.

 

Entry is free but pre-booking is essential by contacting the committee on 07738 471331, or by emailing info@flourishfestival.co.uk . St Mary's Church will also be hosting a concert, which starts at 7pm on Saturday, July 8.

 

The musical show is the last event of the Uttoxeter Arts Festival and features a free one-hour performance from the Staffordshire Youth Recorder and Renaissance Ensemble.

 

The UAFC, mainly run by three local students, was formed after an inaugural festival last year and has been working non-stop on the 2006 initiative for the past seven months.

 

It is based around the concept of visual art, drama and music for all and has received support from a number of local organisations.

 

The first Flourish festival was almost cancelled following an initial lack of support, but the UAFC has already made an appearance on BBC Radio Stoke to promote this year's event.

 

Simon Gittus, secretary of UAFC, said: "Preparations are going a lot better this year and everyone is getting involved.

 

"We have more events so we should cater for everyone and hopefully people will come out and support us."

 

More details on the Uttoxeter Arts Festival 2006 are available from www.flourishfestival.co.uk .

 

UTTOXETER INNS AND TAVERNS IN 1830

Fancy a pint? In this warm weather we can quench our thirst in but a few taverns, back in 1830 we would have had to have the constitution of several oxen to attempt a pub crawl. This is a listing of all the Pubs in the town along with mine hosts in 1830 - Extracted from Pigot's Directory of Staffordshire 1830.

 

INNS
Red Lion - Jno. Garle, nr. The Church
White Hart (& Posting House) - T. Wilkinson, Carter Street
TAVERNS & PUBLIC HOUSES
Bell - Richard Allen, High Street
Black Swan - William Taylor, Tup Market
Buffalo's Head - Wm. Holmes, Market Place
Cock - George Pegg, High Street
Cross Keys - James Mills, High Street
Crown - Ralph Woolley, High Street
Feathers - Jonathan Plant, High Street
George - Elizabeth Edge, Carter Street
Golden Ball - Joseph Locker, Church Street
Greyhound - Abraham Talbot, Ballance Street
Hope & Anchor - James Tyres, High Street
Nag's Head - Ann Bentley, Market Place
Old Star - Grace Bate, Back Lane
Old Talbot - Thomas Orpe, Market Street
Royal Oak - James Burton, High Street
Talbot - George Allen, Ballance Street
Spread Eagle - Wm. Woolley, Bear Hill
Wellington - John Byrd, High Street
Wheat Sheaf - William Walker, Bridge Street
White Bear - Hannah Gammage, Carter Street
White Horse - John Twigg , Bridge Street
White Lion - (.....) Challenor, Bradley Street

 

 
GET INVOLVED

Together we can influence and develop the Town – What concerns you? What would you like to see changed? What should be our next project? What should we be demanding from our elected representatives which will benefit us all? Give us a call or drop us a line.


 

 

HERITAGE CENTRE

The Uttoxeter Heritage Development Group have voted with the approval of the Town Council to apply for Charitable Status. We are looking for members from the society for the charity board – would you like to influence the development of the Centre and get involved in its outreach activities? – please let us know.

ARCHAEOLOGY DIGS

A number of interesting finds have appeared at our Wood Farm excavations – evidence of both Neolithic sites and Saxon settlement have been discovered

More news and a talk on finds to date will take place shortly.

Watch this space.


STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL STRATEGIC PLAN 2006/09

This is now available on the website

http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/


 

ARTS PROJECTS
Community groups in Uttoxeter will be able to apply for extra funding for creative activities as part of a new scheme. Arts East Staffs' community team have launched the community art programme, offering grants for projects which give people the chance to experience art in their local area. As part of a similar scheme, professional artists will be able to apply for funding to help develop their career, through training or working within their local community.
To get an application pack for the scheme, or to find out more information, contact Michele Clerc, of Arts East Staffs, on 01283 508329 or let us know of any suggestions you might have which we could pass on

 

 FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR TOWN'S ARTS PROJECTS
Community groups in Uttoxeter will be able to apply for extra funding for creative activities as part of a new scheme. Arts East Staffs' community team have launched the community art programme, offering grants for projects which give people the chance to experience art in their local area. As part of a similar scheme, professional artists will be able to apply for funding to help develop their career, through training or working within their local community.
To get an application pack for the scheme, or to find out more information, contact Michele Clerc, of Arts East Staffs, on 01283 508329 or let us know of any suggestyions you might have which we could pass on

 

 

Dates For Your Diary:

 

The 2006 Lecture / Talk Programme

Talk / Lecture Programme 2006

 

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