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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SY9579 : Village pump by N Chadwick
SK8816 : 1, Main Street, Market Overton by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1866 : A pair of weatherboarded cottages. by N Chadwick
SK2327 : Church Room, formerly School House by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5346 : Gateway to Hall Place by N Chadwick
SX4855 : Drake's Place by N Chadwick
TG0702 : Old Hall by N Chadwick
SK6754 : Church of St Michael, Halam - priest's door by Alan Murray-Rust
SK9402 : South Luffenham watermill by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5839 : 6 & 8, Garden St by N Chadwick
TL1298 : 11 High Street, Castor by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ8209 : Pelham Crescent by N Chadwick
SK9804 : Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ketton by Alan Murray-Rust
SD7208 : St Peter's Court - 3  by Alan Murray-Rust
SO5174 : The Butter Cross by N Chadwick
TQ2480 : Holland Park Avenue by N Chadwick
TR1557 : Remains of St George the Martyr Church Tower by N Chadwick
TQ7451 : Holy Trinity, Coxheath by N Chadwick
TQ0107 : Butlers Lodge, Arundel Castle by N Chadwick
TQ6054 : Sheet Hill Cottege by N Chadwick
SK8054 : 47 & 49 Appletongate  by Alan Murray-Rust
SW4730 : Church of St Mary by N Chadwick
SK7445 : Flintham pinfold by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6149 : Baptist Chapel, The Nook by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1236 : Oak by N Chadwick

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

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