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As was pointed out, I missed the pedestrian access criteria, and of course I'm going to aim to take the best possible photograph. Generic would not apply here, because if something was generic it would not be listed by Historic England. They do not list generic structures.
I agree, it is pertinent to elaborate on why the path is where it is. If I am nominating a building for its unique façade, then I describe the architecture, and possibly allude the building processes used; the specific history and uses of that building are irrelevant in that case (bearing in mind the extremely limited space I have to use for a description) because in that case, I am not nominating the building based on who uses or who has used it. Delving into the archives and going into a detailed history of an item is indeed important in some cases, however I believe this section of cobblestone path is listed because of its methods of construction and not based on who was or was not using it.
Therefore, it is pertinent that I point out how and why this path was laid, because they do not make paths like this anymore. The reason is, the average person no longer transports goods by horse and carriage. What I am aiming to convey is why the ancient path was constructed in the manner that it was. I'll post my amended description here.
Title: Section of Ancient Raised Pavement in Sutton Valence
Description: A small remaining section of ancient cobblestone path. The cobbles on the path are actually referred to as a sett, or "Belgian Blocks" and are usually made of granite. Setts were used on steeper streets (such as this one in the direction of East Sutton) because they afforded horse's hooves a better grip. Goods are no longer transported by horse and carriage, therefore the need for cobblestone paths such as this one have gone away, and they have been replaced with asphalt and tarmacadam.
Maybe it's just where I've lived / travelled, but to me, mounting blocks are about as common and interesting as lamp posts. Are they usually listed? Do others find them interesting?
I do not see mounting blocks very often at all. Not every village has them/one. The villages that do feature a mounting block tend to only have one from what I've seen. Maybe it's where I live.
The ones I've seen are all made of stone and look ancient. I personally never noticed them until they were pointed out by others to me. I'm a bit iffy on them myself, precisely because the examples that I have encountered are not listed. I will say though, they have their fans, and I'm not going to begrudge individuals who see value in them and who would nominate them.
I've never seen a mounting block where I live
They're still a thing? You get modem ones installed where there's a gate. See attached.
Honestly I live near the country side, go for walks, never noticed one lol, the only might be classed as one is the canal near me has stoned stoned look like horses could be toes ro, but it's more likely for boats
Well mine was a genuine question, sounds like it is just me then, everyone else finds them interesting!
I would not claim they were all that interesting, but a nice quirk of history nonetheless. I do believe they are worthy of note. I might have a go at submitting one at some point and see how it fares. If more people agree they are interesting than not, then cool. If it turns out the reviewing community do not like mounting blocks then I may not try again.