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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SM9801 : Church of St Michael by N Chadwick
TQ1676 : Church of All Saints, Isleworth by N Chadwick
SY4692 : The Maltings, Palmers Brewery by N Chadwick
TQ2597 : Wall in Monken Hadley by N Chadwick
TQ5840 : Church of St Barnabas by N Chadwick
SU6491 : Ewelme Church, Alice de la Pole's tomb by Alan Murray-Rust
SZ6398 : Royal Navy Memorial by N Chadwick
SK4003 : 28, Park St by N Chadwick
SK8816 : Former canal warehouse, The Wharf, Market Overton by Alan Murray-Rust
SR9397 : Stable block, Warren Farm by N Chadwick
SD7109 : Nelson House, Bradshawgate  by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7822 : The Barn, Brewery House, Bodiam Road, Staplecross by David Anstiss
TL1407 : Cottages on Church Green, St Peter's Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1550 : Barn, Upper Hardres Court by N Chadwick
SK9704 : Ketton windmill by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3004 : The Clock Tower by N Chadwick
TQ5840 : Canon Hoare Memorial by N Chadwick
TQ6452 : St Dunstan's Church, Church Road, West Peckham, Kent by Oast House Archive
SE6031 : The old Armoury by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ0198 : Estate Cottage, Chenies by N Chadwick
TL4860 : Church of St Mary by N Chadwick
SK7090 : White Swan Inn, Drakeholes by Alan Murray-Rust
NN1074 : Statue of Donald Cameron by N Chadwick
SK6590 : Low Farmhouse, Scrooby by Alan Murray-Rust
SM9801 : Tabernacle United Reformed Church by N Chadwick

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

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