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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TL1097 : Hall Cottages, Water Newton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5739 : Parish boundary marker, Castle Road by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2681 : Reading House, Hallfield Estate by David Anstiss
SK5542 : Basford Cemetery, the old chapel by Alan Murray-Rust
SD7008 : Gilnow Mill - 2 by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ1568 : Hampton Court Bridge by N Chadwick
TQ9549 : The Old House, Charing by N Chadwick
TQ5441 : Tudor Cottage, Poundsbridge by David Anstiss
SJ9398 : St Peter's Church, Ashton - the view from the north-west by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ9092 : Gore Farmhouse by N Chadwick
SK4960 : Skegby Manor by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4558 : Wesley Methodist Church by N Chadwick
TQ0556 : Sage Antiques by N Chadwick
SK6456 : The Old School House by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4558 : 1 - 6, Parker St by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : The Anchor, Bankside by N Chadwick
SK7123 : Church Farm, Wartnaby by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5242 : South Park Farm by N Chadwick
TQ7669 : Police Section House by N Chadwick
SZ6498 : Crimean Monument by N Chadwick
TL4558 : 27, Parkside by N Chadwick
SK8609 : The Odd House Tavern by Alan Murray-Rust
TR3358 : Masonic Hall, Sandwich by David Anstiss
SK6925 : The Old Bakehouse, Nether Broughton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7957 : Church of St Wilfrid, South Muskham by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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