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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SX4853 : Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club by N Chadwick
TQ4110 : Trinity House by N Chadwick
TQ3080 : Royal National Theatre by N Chadwick
TR1859 : Fordwich Town Hall and Stocks by N Chadwick
SK9117 : The Old Rectory, Thistleton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5526 : 1 & 3 Brookside by Alan Murray-Rust
SK1846 : Walton Bank, Derby Road, Ashbourne by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4659 : The Green Dragon and its bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3877 : Spanish Galleon Pub Sign, Greenwich by David Anstiss
TR1859 : Byway House by N Chadwick
TL4558 : 18, Maid's Causeway by N Chadwick
TF6220 : King's Lynn Station by N Chadwick
NU2328 : Lime Kilns, Beadnell by N Chadwick
TQ7557 : Gibraltar House by N Chadwick
TQ3551 : No.77 to 83, Godstone High Street by David Anstiss
TQ1280 : Palace Shopping Centre, Southall by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7721 : Swailes Green Farmhouse by David Anstiss
SO9596 : Bilston Tram Depot (2) by Alan Murray-Rust
TR2849 : Baptist Church by N Chadwick
TL4458 : University Library by N Chadwick
TQ1730 : The Manor House by N Chadwick
SK7842 : St Peter's Church, Flawborough by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5946 : The Ivy House by N Chadwick
SU6294 : Church of St Helen, Berrick Salome by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ7907 : Church Farmhouse by Alan Murray-Rust

... and 18775 more images.

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

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