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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TQ5045 : Triangle Oast by N Chadwick
SD7107 : Grecian Mills, detail  by Alan Murray-Rust
TR0458 : St Peter & St Paul's Church, Brenley Lane, Boughton-under-blean, Kent by Oast House Archive
TQ5840 : St Barnabas Church, Tunbridge Wells by N Chadwick
TL1097 : The Manor House by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells Station by N Chadwick
TQ6331 : The Clock House, Wadhurst by David Anstiss
TG2309 : Fye Bridge by N Chadwick
SK7953 : Houses on Castlegate  by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7536 : Belvoir Angel, Granby churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7407 : The Colonnade by N Chadwick
TR1257 : Tonford Manor by N Chadwick
SR9397 : Church of St Mary, Warren by N Chadwick
SK4960 : Skegby Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5541 : Lychgate, Speldhurst by N Chadwick
TG1907 : Norfolk Terrace by N Chadwick
TQ7526 : Climsett's Farmhouse by David Anstiss
SK7953 : Millgate, looking north east from King Street  by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4557 : 78 - 80, Regent St by N Chadwick
SY4291 : Seatown Farmhouse by N Chadwick
TQ7376 : Charnel House, St Helen's Church by N Chadwick
SP5203 : Court House by N Chadwick
TQ5555 : Buck's Head, Godden Green by N Chadwick
TR2457 : Row of Cottages by N Chadwick
TQ2977 : Accumulator Tower and Shelley House, Churchill Gardens Estate by David Anstiss

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

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