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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TQ6666 : Church of St Peter and St Paul by N Chadwick
SK9013 : Holme Farmhouse, Main Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3080 : National Theatre by N Chadwick
SJ8398 : Gladstone Statue by N Chadwick
SK7327 : Old Hall Farmhouse by Alan Murray-Rust
SN5882 : Atlantic Hotel by N Chadwick
TQ5243 : Wall Cottage by N Chadwick
TQ1877 : Urn in Tulips by N Chadwick
SK8334 : Woolsthorpe House by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7627 : Great Wigsell by N Chadwick
TQ5354 : Sevenoaks School Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ5838 : The Pantiles Vintry by N Chadwick
SK6023 : The Dower House and 79 Brook Street by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7472 : East Markham pinfold by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2884 : Church of St Silas The Martyr by N Chadwick
NN1074 : MacLachlan Obelisk by N Chadwick
TQ3206 : Moulsecoomb Place by David Anstiss
SY9681 : Jubilee House by N Chadwick
TR3141 : Dover Town Hall by N Chadwick
SO5012 : The Griffin, Monmouth by Jaggery
TL4557 : 1, Brookside by N Chadwick
SK6142 : The Hardstaff Homes by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3798 : Government Row by N Chadwick
SO8454 : 2 North Parade by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3953 : United Reformed Church, Oxted by David Anstiss

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

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