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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TQ3180 : Sion College by N Chadwick
TG1508 : The Old Post Office, Bawburgh by N Chadwick
TQ6668 : Crocker's Place by N Chadwick
TQ2471 : No 14, Belvedere Drive, Wimbledon by David Anstiss
TQ5839 : Hanover Chapel by N Chadwick
SK5739 : Former Viyella factory, Castle Boulevard by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2970 : Streatham Pumping Station by N Chadwick
TR3865 : Elephant and Castle public house by David Anstiss
TQ1925 : Harriot's Hill Cottage by N Chadwick
SK7954 : Pantile patters  by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ4150 : Stockenden Farm House (2) by David Anstiss
TQ4837 : Perryhill Oast by David Anstiss
SU8486 : Brewery House by N Chadwick
SK6211 : 33 High Street, Syston by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ4742 : Church of The Holy Trinity, Markbeech by N Chadwick
SP2054 : Cox's Yard by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2678 : Gloucester Road Underground Station by N Chadwick
TR0160 : The Mall House, Faversham by David Anstiss
TQ2680 : 22 Leinster Gardens by David Anstiss
SJ8398 : Olde Wellington Inn by N Chadwick
SK8172 : Church of St Gregory, Fledborough by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8055 : Fiddler's Elbow Bridge - 6  by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5839 : The Old Congregational Church by N Chadwick
TQ4080 : Cranes, Royal Victoria Dock (2) by David Anstiss
TR0142 : The Masonic Temple and North Street Hall, Ashford by David Anstiss

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

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