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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TR1457 : Oast House, Gas St by N Chadwick
TL5480 : 41, Fore Hill by N Chadwick
TQ6054 : Bartons Oast by N Chadwick
TQ2178 : 1, Priory Gardens, Bedford Park by Alan Murray-Rust
TG1907 : The Teaching Wall (Science) - UEA by N Chadwick
SD7107 : Grecian Mills, Catherine House  by Alan Murray-Rust
TM1643 : Felaw Maltings by N Chadwick
SK8500 : Church of St Mary, Ayston by Alan Murray-Rust
SE6423 : Gateway to Carlton Towers by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ1976 : Kew Gardens Station by N Chadwick
TA0928 : Hull Maritime Museum by N Chadwick
TV5199 : Barn at Exceat by N Chadwick
ST8893 : St Saviour's Church, Tetbury, with lych gate and war memorial by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4558 : Gates to Jesus College by N Chadwick
SK9214 : The Wheatsheaf, Greetham by Alan Murray-Rust
SO0428 : St Michael's Catholic Church, Brecon by Jaggery
TQ8209 : 5, High St by N Chadwick
TR3258 : Invicta House by N Chadwick
SX4854 : Pilgrim Ice Cream by N Chadwick
SP3533 : Hook Norton Manor by Alan Murray-Rust
SE3406 : Barnsley Cooperative building, Wellington St, detail by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8101 : 1 & 3 Church Street, Belton-in-Rutland by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5778 : Church of St Anne, Worksop by Alan Murray-Rust
SK4856 : Medieval Cross, Kirkby-in-Ashfield by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4058 : Rose Cottage by N Chadwick

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

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