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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TQ5838 : The Bath House by N Chadwick
TQ5742 : The Beehive by N Chadwick
TG0343 : Cottages on Blakeney High St by N Chadwick
TQ5838 : Belgrove House by N Chadwick
SK5640 : Regency House, 2 The Ropewalk by Alan Murray-Rust
SE4803 : Green Farmhouse by Alan Murray-Rust
TA0831 : Newland Homes - Hannah Pickard House by N Chadwick
SP5106 : The Judge's Lodgings by N Chadwick
TQ2480 : Cameroon High Commission by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : 18th Century Houses, Bordyke by N Chadwick
NU2424 : Heather and Raven Cottages, Low Newton by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Thackeray's by N Chadwick
TQ3429 : Bough Cottage by N Chadwick
TQ2678 : Gloucester Road Underground Station by N Chadwick
SZ6398 : Aboukir Memorial by N Chadwick
SK7123 : Church of St Michael, Wartnaby by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2440 : Vintners Well by N Chadwick
TQ8210 : Old Town Brewery by N Chadwick
SP0686 : Hall of Memory War Memorial by N Chadwick
SK5422 : Date inscription, Stanford lych gate by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7669 : Former Wheelwright Shop by N Chadwick
TQ1245 : St James's Well by N Chadwick
SY9682 : 35, 37, East St by N Chadwick
TL4459 : Jesus Green Lock by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7669 : Former Dockyard Canteen by N Chadwick

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

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