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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TQ5943 : Barn Moat Farm by N Chadwick
SJ8898 : Clayton Hall tram stop by Alan Murray-Rust
SX9688 : Church of St Margaret by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Assembly Halls by N Chadwick
TR2561 : Thatched cottage by N Chadwick
SY4794 : Pymore Mill - ropery by N Chadwick
SP5305 : Christian Life Centre by N Chadwick
TQ3181 : Terraced chambers, Chancery Lane by N Chadwick
SX8348 : Gate piers, Higher Fuge by N Chadwick
SX9782 : Starcross Lodge by N Chadwick
SK5526 : Church House, Station Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7645 : Sibthorpe Dovecote by Alan Murray-Rust
SY6778 : The Royal Oak by N Chadwick
TL4457 : 39, Trumpington St by N Chadwick
SK7842 : Belvoir Angel gravestone, Flawborough by Alan Murray-Rust
TL3856 : Cottage and village pond at Green End by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4459 : Alley between 21 and 22 Magdalene Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ0639 : Lych Gate of St Nicholas Church by N Chadwick
SK5351 : Linby Top Cross by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5641 : North Lodge by N Chadwick
TR2158 : Littlebourne Mill by N Chadwick
TQ5354 : Old House by N Chadwick
SK8054 : Former maltings, Northgate Brewery  by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5027 : The Old School House, Kingston on Soar by David Lally
NT2672 : A fine set of cans by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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