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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SY4693 : British Legion Hall by N Chadwick
TG0243 : 84, High St by N Chadwick
SZ9499 : 65, Upper Bognor Rd by N Chadwick
SK7978 : Manor Farmhouse, Rampton by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ0107 : Norfolk Arms by N Chadwick
SK6929 : Church of St Luke, Hickling by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6925 : Manor House Farmhouse, Nether Broughton by Alan Murray-Rust
SU8228 : Millard Old Church by N Chadwick
SK6149 : Main Street, looking east from Burnor Pool by Alan Murray-Rust
TG2308 : Royal Hotel by N Chadwick
TQ7358 : Little Gem by N Chadwick
SK8632 : Agent's House by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6929 : Hickling Churchyard - Belvoir Angel headstone by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2980 : 79, Pall Mall by N Chadwick
TQ6745 : Paddock Wood War Memorial by N Chadwick
SE4803 : Barnburgh Hall Outhouse by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ0825 : Tithe Cottage by N Chadwick
TQ7415 : Mrs Burton's Tearoom by N Chadwick
TL4355 : Cobblers by N Chadwick
TQ5943 : Moat Farmhouse by N Chadwick
SY9381 : The New Inn by N Chadwick
SK5042 : Strelley Hall from the churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ8930 : Church of St John the Baptist by N Chadwick
SU9251 : Church of St Mark, Wyke by N Chadwick
TQ3467 : Church of St Luke, Woodside (2) by David Anstiss

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

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