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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TA0928 : Market Place by N Chadwick
SK8361 : Holly House  by Alan Murray-Rust
SX4753 : Armada Memorial by N Chadwick
SK3690 : Khawaja and Sons - Halal Supermarket by David Lally
TA0831 : Newland Homes East Lodge by N Chadwick
TL4158 : 12, High St by N Chadwick
SU9943 : Barn, Nurscombe Farm by N Chadwick
SK7267 : Twitchell Cottage and telephone kiosk, Laxton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7174 : Church of St Paul, West Drayton by Alan Murray-Rust
TG1306 : Great Melton War Memorial by N Chadwick
SE6423 : The Gables, High Street, Carlton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8076 : Outbuildings at Endon House by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5840 : Church of St John by N Chadwick
TQ3180 : Drinking Fountain, Blackfriars Bridge by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Grosvenor Lodge by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Monson Rd by N Chadwick
TL4457 : Perse Almshouses by N Chadwick
TR2447 : West Court Farm by David Anstiss
SX4754 : Roman Catholic Church of Christ the King by N Chadwick
TQ3572 : Holy Trinity Primary School, Forest Hill by David Anstiss
TR2343 : St John's Commandery by David Anstiss
TM2548 : Seckford Hall by N Chadwick
TL4965 : Parish Church of St John the Evangelist by N Chadwick
TQ3580 : Rotherhithe Tunnel air shaft by N Chadwick
TL4558 : 10, Maids Causeway by N Chadwick

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

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