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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TQ7353 : East Farleigh Bridge by N Chadwick
SK7440 : Thomas Cranmer Centre and St Thomas' Church, Aslockton by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4355 : Cottage, Grantchester by N Chadwick
SX9686 : Turf Hotel by N Chadwick
TQ2037 : Ghyll Manor Cottage by N Chadwick
SK5330 : The Manor by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5943 : Moat Farmhouse, Vauxhall Lane by N Chadwick
TR0161 : Training Ship Hasarde by N Chadwick
SK8566 : Pear Tree Farm, outbuilding by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3080 : Statue of IK Brunel by N Chadwick
SX9784 : Church of St Clement by N Chadwick
TQ2682 : Pair of K2 Telephone Boxes outside Warrington Hotel by David Anstiss
TQ7669 : Universities at Medway - Nelson Building by N Chadwick
TG1907 : Norfolk Terrace - UEA by N Chadwick
TQ8929 : Smallhythe Place by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Town Hall by N Chadwick
TV5199 : Seven Sisters Country Park Visitors Centre by N Chadwick
TG0343 : Cottages on Blakeney High St by N Chadwick
TQ7343 : Willows, Sheephurst Lane by N Chadwick
SJ8398 : Sinclairs Oyster Bar by N Chadwick
TQ5254 : Standard Gas Lamp on Kippington Road by David Anstiss
SE5822 : Hensall School by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ6992 : Shelters old and new at Glazebrook Station by Alan Murray-Rust
NN0658 : St John's Episcopal Church by N Chadwick
TF0658 : Barn at Scopwick House  by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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