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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SK7390 : Ravenhill, High Street, Gringley by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3180 : London, Chatham and Dover Railway Arms, Old Blackfriars Railway Bridge by N Chadwick
SK8237 : Muston Village Cross by Alan Murray-Rust
TR2554 : West House, Goodnestone by David Anstiss
TQ3408 : Lower Lodge by N Chadwick
TQ4957 : Garden wall to Chevening by N Chadwick
TQ5840 : Canon Hoare Memorial by N Chadwick
SK3446 : Fleet Cottage, The Fleet, Belper by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2880 : Shelter, Berkeley Square by N Chadwick
TQ3280 : Fishmongers Hall by N Chadwick
TL4458 : The Great Bridge by Bob Harvey
SX4552 : Temple of Milton by N Chadwick
SX4653 : Royal William Victualling Yard - wall by N Chadwick
TL4559 : Clare College Boathouse by N Chadwick
SP0495 : War memorial cross at St Margaret's church by Richard Law
SK7935 : Belvoir Angel headstone. Redmile churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7958 : Church of St Wilfrid, North Muskham by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8498 : Corner of Lever St and Dale St by N Chadwick
TR2236 : Skills Plus Centre by N Chadwick
TR2056 : Lower Garrington Farm Oast by N Chadwick
SY1287 : No 3, Mill Street, Sidmouth by Richard Law
SM9515 : Hill Park Baptist Chapel, Prendergast, Haverfordwest by Jaggery
TL0449 : Bedford Modern School (frontage) by N Chadwick
SP0692 : Anglican Church of St John the Evangelist in Perry Barr by Richard Law
TQ7118 : Stonywood Cottage by N Chadwick

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

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