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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ST3490 : Cross Street side of the Olde Bull Inn, Caerleon by Jaggery
TQ2279 : Victoria Junior School, North Hammersmith by David Anstiss
SX4754 : Plymouth Guildhall by N Chadwick
SD7007 : Swan Lane No.3 Mill - 2 by Alan Murray-Rust
SX4855 : Sherwell United Church by N Chadwick
TF6119 : The Maltings by N Chadwick
TQ1329 : New House by N Chadwick
TQ5935 : Rose Cottage by N Chadwick
SY4794 : Former managers house, Pymore Mill by N Chadwick
ST8893 : North side of St Saviour, Tetbury by Jaggery
SK5879 : 45, Carlton Road by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3953 : Catholic Church of All Saints, Oxted by David Anstiss
TQ7048 : Thatches, Benover by David Anstiss
TQ3080 : Waterloo Bridge by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells Town Hall by N Chadwick
SP0488 : Benson Community School by Alan Murray-Rust
SK3688 : Burton Weir, Norfolk Bridge and Railway Viaduct by N Chadwick
ST5394 : Northeast along Bridge Street, Chepstow by Jaggery
SO9522 : Grade II listed Portland Apartments, Cheltenham by Jaggery
SK6991 : Church of the Holy Trinity, Everton by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3078 : Vauxhall Bridge by N Chadwick
SK7439 : Belvoir Angel headstone by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7953 : Mill Gate at Taylor's Yard by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ0036 : Pond Cottage by N Chadwick
SE2955 : Hales Bars by N Chadwick

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

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