Listed Buildings and Structures :: Shared Description

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.
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.

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%)

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SD8010 : Kay Monument, Kay Gardens by N Chadwick
TQ2676 : Katherine Low Settlement, Battersea by David Anstiss
TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells War Memorial by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Emmanuel College by N Chadwick
TQ8455 : Malt House, Hollingbourne by N Chadwick
TQ5840 : Parish Church of St Barnabas by N Chadwick
SK6211 : The Gables, Melton Road, Syston by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4458 : Magdalene College Gates by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3759 : Warlingham Park Hospital Water Tower, Chelsham (3) by David Anstiss
TM1644 : The Old Custom House by N Chadwick
SU8586 : Old Bridge House by N Chadwick
TQ5738 : York Cottage by N Chadwick
SP5106 : Balliol College by N Chadwick
TQ7515 : Wesleyan Chapel by N Chadwick
SK7283 : Clarborough Top Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8398 : Alliance House by N Chadwick
TQ7556 : Finial from the House of Commons Debating Chamber, Brenchley Gardens by David Anstiss
SK8054 : Former maltings, Northgate Brewery  by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5947 : Tonbridge School by N Chadwick
TG0444 : Cley Mill by N Chadwick
TL4457 : Newnham Mill (Bella Italia) by N Chadwick
TQ6460 : Troseley Court Lodge by N Chadwick
SK7390 : The Old Rectory, Gringley by Alan Murray-Rust
TM1644 : The Plough, Dogs Head St by N Chadwick
SK7842 : Belvoir Angel gravestones, Flawborough by Alan Murray-Rust

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Created: Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Updated: Tue, 18 Jun 2013

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