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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TQ5341 : Hamsell Farmhouse by N Chadwick
TQ3179 : Waterloo Station by N Chadwick
TR2749 : Church of St Peter & St Paul by N Chadwick
TQ5045 : Larkin's Farm Oast by N Chadwick
SK7080 : 114 Whinney Moor Lane by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1457 : Queen Elizabeth Guest Chambers by N Chadwick
SP9499 : Carey's House, Barrowden by Alan Murray-Rust
SY4292 : Vine Cottage by N Chadwick
TL0799 : The Old Post Office, Bridge End, Wansford by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3180 : Unilever House by N Chadwick
TF3754 : Lade Bank Pumping Station by Alan Murray-Rust
SY9682 : 15, East St by N Chadwick
TQ6039 : Fountain, Dunorlan Park - detail by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Thackeray's House (Rock Villa) by N Chadwick
SH5873 : Garth Pier by N Chadwick
SK7173 : Former filling station, Markham Moor by Alan Murray-Rust
TR2258 : Grade II listed cottages, Ickham by N Chadwick
TR3764 : St Augustine's Abbey by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Hastings Rock Shop by N Chadwick
TQ3078 : Millbank Tower by N Chadwick
TL4558 : 8, Maids Causeway by N Chadwick
SK5536 : Boots - building D90 with reflected trees by David Lally
TQ2679 : West Archway to Kynance Mews, South Kensington by David Anstiss
SD9353 : Church of St Andrew by N Chadwick
TQ7968 : Grace Manor, Gillingham  by David Anstiss

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

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