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.
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.

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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TQ6018 : St Mary's Church, Warbleton, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TR1456 : Old Oast House, Hollow Lane, Canterbury, Kent by Oast House Archive
TR1456 : Old Oast House, Hollow Lane, Canterbury, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ6147 : Farm Buildings at Little Fish Hall by Oast House Archive
TQ5839 : Farnborough Lodge by N Chadwick
TQ3078 : Lambeth Fire Station, Albert Embankment by N Chadwick
TQ3078 : Millbank Tower by N Chadwick
TQ3078 : Lambeth Fire Station, 8 Albert Embankment by N Chadwick
TQ5337 : Groombridge Place, Groombridge Hill, Groombridge, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ9549 : Palace Farm Cottages, Market Place, Charing by Oast House Archive
TQ7569 : Commissioners House, Main Gate Road, Chatham Dockyard, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ5244 : Penshurst Place, Penshurst, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ5853 : Dog Kennel at Ightham Mote by Oast House Archive
TQ7469 : Unconverted Barn at Manor Farm, Frindsbury by Oast House Archive
TR0458 : St Peter & St Paul's Church, Brenley Lane, Boughton-under-blean, Kent by Oast House Archive
TR0356 : St Mary's Church, Selling, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ9017 : The Court Hall, High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ9017 : The Strand Gate, High Street, Winchelsea, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ9364 : St Giles Church, Tonge by Oast House Archive
TL8564 : Abbey Gate, Abbey Precincts, Bury St Edmunds by Oast House Archive
TQ8514 : St Laurence Church, Guestling, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
TQ9549 : St Peter's Church, Market Place, Charing, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ8038 : Tower at Sissinghurst Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ8038 : Tower at Sissinghurst Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ8038 : Sissinghurst Castle, Biddenden Road, Sissinghurst, Kent by Oast House Archive

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Created: Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Updated: Tue, 18 Jun 2013

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