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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SX2150 : Polperro Harbour Wall by N Chadwick
SK6989 : Hall Farm, Mattersey by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6929 : Hickling Wharf by Alan Murray-Rust
ST2987 : Former chapel (2), St Woolos Cemetery, Newport by Jaggery
TR3258 : Canterbury Gate House by David Anstiss
TL4659 : A corner of Chesterton by Alan Murray-Rust
SE5219 : Roadside pump at Womersley by Alan Murray-Rust
SX4854 : Church of St Jude by N Chadwick
SK4641 : Erewash Museum, St George's House by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7123 : Church of St Michael, Wartnaby by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2440 : Vintners Well by N Chadwick
SK8816 : Church of St Peter and St Paul, Market Overton by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ6810 : Bank House, Ketley Bank by Richard Law
TL4558 : Jakenett's Almshouses by N Chadwick
SD5805 : Derelict former Roman Catholic church, Caroline Street, Wigan by Jaggery
TQ5838 : Jerningham House by N Chadwick
TQ6728 : Cottenden Farmhouse by N Chadwick
SK6211 : 26 and 32 Upper Church Street, Syston by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4861 : The Privets, Teversal by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ6741 : Town Farm Oast by N Chadwick
TL4558 : Cambridge University Zoological Laboratory by N Chadwick
TL4458 : The Guildhall by N Chadwick
SJ7407 : 2 Market Place, Shifnal by Richard Law
SP2378 : 'The Cottage' at Wootton Green by Richard Law
SK7755 : Yew avenue, Kelham Hall  by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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