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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SX4452 : St Julian's Well by N Chadwick
SK7251 : Church of St Denis, Morton   by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7969 : Church of St Matthew, Normanton-on-Trent by Alan Murray-Rust
SO5139 : Percival Hall, 37 St Owen Street, Hereford by Jaggery
TQ3937 : Constitutional buildings by N Chadwick
TQ4279 : Royal Dockyard Gun Emplacement by N Chadwick
SU9949 : 79, Portsmouth Rd by N Chadwick
TQ3078 : Obelisk, Lambeth Bridge by N Chadwick
SK9205 : 3-7 Rectory Lane, Edith Weston by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3181 : Lamp standard, The Strand by N Chadwick
SK7234 : Belvoir Angel, Langar churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ3350 : Tower of St Giles Church, Wrexham by Jaggery
TQ3280 : HSBC, Borough High St by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Ashton Lodge by N Chadwick
SU9949 : Treadwheel Crane, Town Wharf by N Chadwick
SX4753 : Naval Memorial, The Hoe by N Chadwick
SO3700 : Kings Head Hotel, Usk by Jaggery
TG2308 : Elm Hill Craft Shop by N Chadwick
SZ8797 : Salt House, Pagham Wall by N Chadwick
SU6396 : Houses on the green, Chalgrove by Alan Murray-Rust
SP1954 : Rother Street, looking south at Ely Street by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2274 : Downshire House, Roehampton  by David Anstiss
TQ6745 : War memorial, Paddock Wood by N Chadwick
SK7460 : Church of St Andrew, Caunton by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5946 : Mama Mia by N Chadwick

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

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