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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NO5016 : 11 Crail's Lane, St Andrews by Richard Law
SK4251 : Golden Valley Road by Alan Murray-Rust
TR1955 : Court Cottage by N Chadwick
TL0549 : The Polish Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus & St Cuthbert by N Chadwick
TQ5946 : Church of St Peter & St Paul by N Chadwick
TQ3075 : Lambeth Town Hall by N Chadwick
SY4692 : White house, South Street, Bridport by Jaggery
NY1441 : Sir Wilfred Lawson Memorial and drinking trough - Aspatria - May 2017 by The Carlisle Kid
TQ5839 : Former Congregational Church and Lecture Hall by N Chadwick
SP1925 : Stow-on-the-Wold Market Cross by Richard Law
ST8499 : Quaker Meeting House, Nailsworth by Jaggery
TF0548 : Milestone, Leasingham by Alan Murray-Rust
ST3186 : West side of Newport Transporter Bridge by Jaggery
TQ2980 : Schomberg House, Pall Mall by N Chadwick
TL4457 : The Oast House by N Chadwick
TQ5927 : Irving Ghyll Cottage by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Fishermen's Museum by N Chadwick
TQ2884 : St Pancras Public Baths by N Chadwick
SK8608 : The Wheatsheaf and adjacent cottages, Northgate by Alan Murray-Rust
SX4854 : Museum, Art Gallery & Library by N Chadwick
SK7842 : Belvoir Angel gravestone, Flawborough by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5888 : Church of St Mark, Oldcotes by Alan Murray-Rust
SK2825 : Beehive Cottage, Church Lane, Newton Solney by Alan Murray-Rust
TA1029 : New North Bridge by N Chadwick
SE3171 : Princess Terrace by N Chadwick

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

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