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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SU8649 : Manor Place by N Chadwick
SN5781 : Aberystwyth War memorial by N Chadwick
TQ2779 : Brompton Oratory by N Chadwick
TM1750 : Witnesham Hall by N Chadwick
TQ0107 : St Wilfreds Priory by N Chadwick
TR0161 : Former William Gibbs School, Faversham by David Anstiss
SU6485 : The King William IV at Hailey by Alan Murray-Rust
TR0546 : Little Lords by N Chadwick
SK7127 : West End Farmhouse, Long Clawson by Alan Murray-Rust
SU6396 : Church of St Mary, Chalgrove - capital by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4557 : Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs by N Chadwick
TQ3081 : James Smith & Sons by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Part of Calverley New Town by N Chadwick
TQ5927 : Yew Tree Farmhouse by N Chadwick
TQ5243 : Buxton House Stores by N Chadwick
SE3457 : Knaresborough House by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Thackeray's Restaurant by N Chadwick
TQ7424 : Parsonage Farm Oast by N Chadwick
TA0928 : Queen Victoria Statue by N Chadwick
SK6191 : Willow Tree Barn, Main Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TM1852 : Church of St Mary by N Chadwick
SU6294 : Church of St Helen, Berrick Salome by Alan Murray-Rust
TA0928 : The Gateway to Trinity House by N Chadwick
SD1785 : St Anne's Church, Hallthwaites by N Chadwick
SU6491 : Ewelme Church, corbel to the nave roof, north side by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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