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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TQ9017 : The Court Hall, High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ4283 : Council Offices, East Ham by David Anstiss
TR0653 : Gatehouse, Chilham Castle by N Chadwick
SK7883 : Converted barn at Church Hill Farm by Alan Murray-Rust
TA1028 : Pilot Office by N Chadwick
TF3043 : Sleaford 16 miles by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1053 : Barn, Thruxton Farm by N Chadwick
SK5722 : 5-11 Wymeswold Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SO3164 : Church of St Andrew, Presteigne by Alan Murray-Rust
SO8455 : Foregate Street railway bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3280 : Fishmongers Hall by N Chadwick
SK5542 : Basford Cemetery, the old chapel by Alan Murray-Rust
SK9303 : Stonecroft, Digby Drive, North Luffenham by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8932 : Baroque Fountain Terrace or Lion Terrace by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ6039 : Terracotta Fountain by N Chadwick
SK6773 : Church of Our Lady and St Peter by Alan Murray-Rust
TM1349 : Flint Wall, Church Lane by N Chadwick
TQ3079 : SOE Memorial, Albert Embankment by N Chadwick
TQ7468 : No 150, 152 and 154, Rochester High Street by David Anstiss
SK8770 : Vicarage gateway  by Alan Murray-Rust
SS7789 : Grade II* listed parish church of St Theodore, Port Talbot by Jaggery
TL4558 : Reality Checkpoint by N Chadwick
SX4754 : The Guildhall by N Chadwick
SJ8795 : Beswick Co-operative Society Building, Northmoor Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SK9004 : Church of St Martin, Lyndon by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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