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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SK8219 : Saxby House, Saxby by Alan Murray-Rust
SD8010 : The Athenaeum Club by N Chadwick
TQ2677 : LCC Pumping Station by N Chadwick
TQ0397 : Fisheries Cottage by N Chadwick
SK7447 : Montague House by Alan Murray-Rust
NU1301 : Lion fountain, Longframlington by Alan Murray-Rust
SE3966 : Cottage facing Hall Square by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : High Gable, Church Street, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SP0201 : White Stuff, Cirencester by Jaggery
TM1852 : North Lodge by N Chadwick
TQ3788 : Kingsway International Christian Centre, Walthamstow  by David Anstiss
SK7959 : The Shades, North Muskham by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7773 : Lych gate and churchyard wall, Darlton by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4965 : Church of St John the Evangelist by N Chadwick
SX4754 : Clock Tower by N Chadwick
SE5951 : 3, Blossom St by N Chadwick
SX9784 : Church of St Clement by N Chadwick
TQ7721 : Little Swaile's Green Farmhouse by N Chadwick
SU4211 : The old Post Office by Alan Murray-Rust
ST8645 : Byne House by N Chadwick
TQ1280 : Palace Shopping Centre, Southall by Alan Murray-Rust
ST3894 : The Newbridge On Usk hotel and restaurant  by Jaggery
SK8932 : View of the drive by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ3934 : Ellesmere: 1 Trimpley Street by Jonathan Hutchins
SK6325 : The Haven, Main Street by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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