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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12314 images use this description. Preview sample shown below:

TQ4821 : Hempsted Mill by N Chadwick
SK5831 : Rufford Lodge by David Lally
TG0444 : Cley Mill by N Chadwick
SK6733 : Belvoir Angel, St Margaret's church yard, Owthorpe by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2977 : Battersea Power Station by N Chadwick
TQ7823 : Brasses Farm by David Anstiss
SK6726 : White House farmhouse, Station Road, Upper Broughton by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4459 : Castle Street Methodist Church  Sunday School by N Chadwick
SY4692 : Bridport United Church by N Chadwick
TR2660 : Elmstone Church by N Chadwick
SK6929 : Church of St Luke, Hickling by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6991 : Church of the Holy Trinity, Everton by Alan Murray-Rust
TR0161 : Gullivers, West St by N Chadwick
TQ8467 : Church of St Mary the Virgin, Upchurch by N Chadwick
SK7638 : Gravestone, Elton-on-the-Hill by Alan Murray-Rust
SE2955 : White Hart Hotel by N Chadwick
TQ5446 : South Wall to Hall Place by N Chadwick
TR1055 : Burnt House Farmhouse by N Chadwick
SK2260 : Church of All Saints by N Chadwick
SK9200 : Coach house to the Old Rectory, Morcott by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7472 : Church of St John the Baptist, East Markham by Alan Murray-Rust
SK2327 : The Spread Eagle, Rolleston by Alan Murray-Rust
SY4889 : Three Horseshoes Inn by N Chadwick
TV5597 : Underhill House by N Chadwick
SK6514 : Church of St Michael, Rearsby by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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