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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TQ7667 : Chatham Naval Memorial by N Chadwick
TQ5840 : Church of St John by N Chadwick
TQ3886 : Leyton Town Hall by N Chadwick
SU6396 : Granny's Cottage, High Street, Chalgrove by Alan Murray-Rust
SY9381 : The New Inn by N Chadwick
SP2479 : Churchyard Cross in Berkswell by Richard Law
SK2129 : Tutbury Bridge, detail by Alan Murray-Rust
ST1578 : Jaspers Tea Rooms, Llandaff, Cardiff by Jaggery
SK9408 : 22 Audit Hall Road, Empingham by Alan Murray-Rust
SK6405 : Pear Tree Stores and Rose Cottage, Scraptoft by Alan Murray-Rust
SU9949 : Matahari Restaurant by N Chadwick
SK5536 : Boots - building D90 by David Lally
SS5247 : Royal Britannia Hotel, Ilfracombe  by Jaggery
SS9079 : Bridgend War Memorial by Jaggery
SP2088 : 134 & 136, High Street, Coleshill by Richard Law
ST7747 : Church Street, Frome by Jaggery
ST1380 : South side of Christ Church, Radyr, Cardiff by Jaggery
TQ1479 : Lock Keepers Cottage, Lock 92 by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : The Royal Wells Hotel by N Chadwick
SX4553 : Lower Lodge by N Chadwick
TL4458 : The Mathematical Bridge by N Chadwick
NY4055 : The Cranemakers, Carlisle - August 2016 by The Carlisle Kid
SS5247 : The Ship & Pilot pub, 10 Broad Street, Ilfracombe by Jaggery
TQ7568 : The Bell Mast, Admiral's Gate, Chatham Dockyard by David Anstiss
SX4552 : Mount Edgcumbe House by N Chadwick

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

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