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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TQ5840 : Church of St John by N Chadwick
TQ5446 : Well House by N Chadwick
TR1859 : The Maltings by N Chadwick
TQ7655 : Romney House by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Hotel Du Vin by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : Church of St Peter and Paul by N Chadwick
TQ5156 : Church of St Mary, Riverhead by N Chadwick
TL4655 : The Sun House, Queen Edith's Way by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4458 : King's College Gateway, Queens' Lane by Alan Murray-Rust
SP3533 : Petra, Netting Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ9549 : St Peter's Church, Market Place, Charing, Kent by Oast House Archive
SK7267 : Church of St Michael, Laxton by Alan Murray-Rust
SX9688 : Broadway House by N Chadwick
TL4454 : Barn, Ansty Hall Farm by N Chadwick
SK7775 : The Blue Bell Inn and The Cottage by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7472 : Church of St John the Baptist, East Markham by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7587 : St Margaret of Antioch Church by N Chadwick
TQ4186 : Mausoleum to Lieutenant Colonel W Haywood, City of London Cemetery by David Anstiss
TQ0298 : Chenies Baptist Church by N Chadwick
TQ3180 : Sion College by N Chadwick
SJ9856 : The old Grammar School by Alan Murray-Rust
SP1954 : Christadelphian Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
TR2235 : Leas lift by N Chadwick
TQ4945 : Chiddingstone Castle by N Chadwick
TQ2579 : The Old House, Holland Street, Kensington by David Anstiss

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

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