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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SU6491 : Ewelme Church, west door by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3676 : Lewisham Arthouse by David Anstiss
SK8055 : Fiddler's Elbow Bridge - 1  by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3380 : Billingsgate Market by N Chadwick
SK6766 : Church of St Swithin, Wellow by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5839 : Bollards, Calverley Park Crescent by N Chadwick
SK5831 : Tofts Farm by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5839 : 24 - 30 Mount Ephraim by N Chadwick
TR2258 : Oak Cottage by N Chadwick
SK7954 : 38, Northgate  by Alan Murray-Rust
TG0444 : Cley Mill by N Chadwick
SK5580 : Shireoaks Village Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
TG2705 : Church of St Andrews, Kirby Bedon by N Chadwick
SK6826 : Belvoir Angel headstone, Upper Broughton Churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
TG2834 : Tudor Cottage by N Chadwick
TR1457 : Sun Hotel by N Chadwick
TQ5742 : St Peter's Church, Southborough by N Chadwick
NU2438 : Longstone Lighthouse by N Chadwick
TQ3475 : K2 Telephone Box, Peckham Rye by David Anstiss
SK6590 : Church of St Wilfrid, Scrooby by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2030 : St Leonard's Park by N Chadwick
TL4558 : 8, Maids Causeway by N Chadwick
SK7288 : Otter's Bridge, Clayworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7642 : Manor Farmhouse, Thoroton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6023 : The Manor House, Far Street by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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