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, 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%)

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TQ5247 : Telephone kiosk, Charcott by N Chadwick
TQ3368 : South Norwood Clock Tower by David Anstiss
SK7346 : Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Flintham by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ6741 : The White House by N Chadwick
SK2522 : 51 and 52, High Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ1730 : 19 - 20, Causeway by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : 60, All Saints St by N Chadwick
SX4552 : The Folly, Mount Edgcumbe Park by N Chadwick
TR1044 : St Mary's Church, Hastingsleigh, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells Town Hall by N Chadwick
TR2457 : The Old Watchmakers Cottage by N Chadwick
SN5881 : Malthouse and Kiln, Penparcau Rd by N Chadwick
SK5439 : Lenton Lodge, doorway by Alan Murray-Rust
SY9380 : Bradle Farmhouse by N Chadwick
TQ5541 : The Rectory, Speldhurst by N Chadwick
SY4693 : 25, West Allington by N Chadwick
TQ4110 : War Memorial by N Chadwick
SS5898 : War Memorial, Gorseinon by Jaggery
TL4557 : 12 - 18, Hills Rd by N Chadwick
TQ4822 : Buxted Park by N Chadwick
TQ5742 : Kent weatherboarded cottage, Southborough by N Chadwick
TQ3481 : John Garnett House, Whitechapel by David Anstiss
TL1998 : The Old Guildhall by N Chadwick
TQ7527 : Barn, Great Wigsell by N Chadwick
SK7536 : Belvoir Angel, Granby churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust

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Created: Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Updated: Fri, 20 Feb 2015

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