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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SJ8397 : Lock 91, Rochdale Canal by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Glynlea Cottage by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Vale Towers by N Chadwick
SK5733 : Shops on Church Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5838 : The former Royal Victoria Hotel by N Chadwick
SJ8398 : Sawyers Arms by N Chadwick
SU9676 : 23 & 24, Park St by N Chadwick
TL4558 : 18, Maids Causeway by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : The Opera House by N Chadwick
SK8932 : Pergola in the Italian Garden by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7371 : 14-18 Eldon Street, Tuxford by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ4109 : Westgate Chapel Lewes by PAUL FARMER
SU8504 : The Cottage by N Chadwick
SK5236 : Beeston Manor House by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7655 : Stone House or Judges Lodging by N Chadwick
SP4818 : Bridge 216, Oxford Canal, Enslow by Alan Murray-Rust
SO9198 : Doorway to the Prince Albert by Alan Murray-Rust
SP0483 : University of Birmingham - Chamberlain Tower by N Chadwick
SK7876 : Church of St Peter, Stokeham by Alan Murray-Rust
SO2118 : Dragon Inn, High Street, Crickhowell by Jaggery
SX8244 : Vale Cottages by N Chadwick
TQ3975 : Tower of St. Margaret's Church and churchyard by David Anstiss
SD9354 : K6 Kiosk by N Chadwick
SY4292 : Duck Cottage by N Chadwick
SK6013 : The Old Manor House, Cossington by Alan Murray-Rust

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

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