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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TL4557 : Royal Albert Homes by N Chadwick
SX8751 : Bandstand by N Chadwick
TQ3183 : Colebrooke Row by N Chadwick
SK5878 : Park House by Alan Murray-Rust
SU8981 : Smythes Almshouses by N Chadwick
TL4458 : Magdalene College - South Range by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4454 : Barn, Ansty Hall Farm by N Chadwick
SZ6799 : Milton Lock by N Chadwick
TQ2175 : The Priory Hospital, Roehampton by David Anstiss
TG0805 : Church of St Mary by N Chadwick
TQ6741 : The White House by N Chadwick
TQ2479 : No.18 Holland Park, Kensington by David Anstiss
SK6826 : Willow Farmhouse, Bottom Green, Upper Broughton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7961 : Church of St Giles, Cromwell by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5045 : Chiddingstone Stores and Post Office by N Chadwick
SN5881 : Pont Aberystwyth by N Chadwick
SK6173 : Carburton Lodges, Clumber Park by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5840 : St Barnabas Church by N Chadwick
TQ5840 : 32 - 34, St John's Rd by N Chadwick
SJ7996 : Trafford Park Hotel by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5838 : Entrance to Birdcage Walk by N Chadwick
SJ8990 : Stockport Market Hall - the roof by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6826 : Belvoir Angel headstone, Upper Broughton Churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4457 : The Malting House by N Chadwick
TQ7769 : 12, Medway Rd by N Chadwick

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

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