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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SK8101 : Wall alongside Nether Street, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ4080 : Warehouse K by N Chadwick
TR0160 : The Wrieghts House by David Anstiss
SK9214 : The Manor House, Greetham by Alan Murray-Rust
TL8642 : Brundon Mill by PAUL FARMER
SK8172 : Church of St Gregory, Fledborough by Alan Murray-Rust
SK9902 : Back Lane, Collyweston by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7953 : The Watermill and 69/71Millgate  by Alan Murray-Rust
SU6784 : Maharajah's Well and Well Cottage by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5839 : Grosvenor Lodge, Grosvenor Rd by N Chadwick
SO5968 : The former Swan Hotel at Tenbury Wells by Alan Murray-Rust
TA1028 : The Guildhall by N Chadwick
SK7370 : Rear of the former Newcastle Arms Hotel by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1237 : Stanford Mill by N Chadwick
TQ2480 : Holland Park Mews by N Chadwick
TQ2878 : Sloane Square War Memorial by N Chadwick
SK8065 : Church of All Saints, Sutton-on-Trent by Alan Murray-Rust
TG2308 : Foundry Bridge by N Chadwick
TQ1140 : Waterland Farmhouse by N Chadwick
TL4861 : Biggin Abbey by Alan Murray-Rust
TM2139 : Church of St Martin of Tours, Nacton by N Chadwick
SY6879 : Jubilee Memorial Clock & Mini cars by N Chadwick
SK2958 : Upper Matlock Bath by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8902 : Church of St Peter and St Paul, Wing by Alan Murray-Rust
TR0161 : Standard Quay warehouse, Faversham by David Anstiss

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

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