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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SP2557 : View to Hampton Lucy by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5840 : Church of St Barnabas by N Chadwick
TQ7324 : 16 - 20, Northbridge St by N Chadwick
SK6821 : Grimston Green by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2680 : Pavilion of the Fountains by N Chadwick
SY6880 : Parish Church of St Michael the Evangelist by N Chadwick
TQ2079 : Marlborough Crescent, Bedford by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5439 : All Saint's Church, Langton Green by N Chadwick
SK8065 : Church of All Saints, Sutton-on-Trent by Alan Murray-Rust
SS8377 : South side of  St John the Baptist, Newton, Porthcawl by Jaggery
SK7081 : The Square, East side by Alan Murray-Rust
SN2016 : Grade II listed Trevaughan Bridge, Whitland by Jaggery
TQ5946 : 14, Bordyke by N Chadwick
TL4458 : Cambridge University Press by N Chadwick
SK8616 : Church of the Holy Trinity, Teigh by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ0830 : The Blue Ship by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Summerhill House by N Chadwick
SD7007 : Swan Lane Mills - 5  by Alan Murray-Rust
SZ2093 : Highcliffe Castle by David Lally
TQ0298 : The Baptist Manse by N Chadwick
SK8816 : The Old Manor House, Teigh Road by Alan Murray-Rust
SX4754 : Plymouth Baptist Church by N Chadwick
SY4191 : Anchor Cottage, Seatown by N Chadwick
SK2128 : Milepost near Tutbury by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8810 : The Old Post Office, Burley on the Hill, and neighbour by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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