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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SK7288 : Former Methodist chapel, Clayworth by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7227 : Church of St Remigius, Long Clawson by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7080 : Ordsall House, London Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8466 : The White House by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2879 : Wellington Arch, Hyde Park Corner by Oast House Archive
TQ5839 : Lloyds TSB Bank by N Chadwick
TQ4110 : Harveys Shop, Cliffe High St by N Chadwick
TF0541 : Barrow Hill Farm by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4557 : Church of Our Lady and The English Martyrs by N Chadwick
TQ0107 : 26, High St by N Chadwick
TQ6039 : Terracotta Fountain by N Chadwick
SU8928 : Parish Church of St Margaret by N Chadwick
SK7390 : Cross Hill Cottage by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3580 : Metropolitan Wharf, Wapping Wall by N Chadwick
SP0686 : Trustees Savings Bank by N Chadwick
SK6989 : Barley Mow House, Mattersey by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8497 : Manchester Oxford Road Station by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Wesley Methodist Church by N Chadwick
SK8816 : The Old Hall, Market Overton by Alan Murray-Rust
SU9949 : Church of St Nicolas by N Chadwick
TQ7736 : St Dunstan's Church, Carriers Road, Cranbrook, Kent by Oast House Archive
SU8504 : Prebendal School House by N Chadwick
TQ8877 : Anti invasion defences by N Chadwick
NS9981 : Jubilee Fountain, Bo'ness (detail) by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4458 : Cambridge University Press by N Chadwick

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

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