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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SE6052 : Church of St Wilfrid by N Chadwick
SP0811 : Peggotty Cottage, Fossebridge by Richard Law
SJ7408 : White Hart, Shifnal by Jaggery
TQ3384 : Metropolitan Benefits Societies' Almshouses by N Chadwick
TQ1131 : The Red Lion by N Chadwick
TQ3428 : Ardingly College by N Chadwick
NT4899 : 'Orcadia', 86 High St, Earlsferry by Richard Law
SK7856 : Smeaton's arches, near Muskham Bridge  by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7669 : Nelson Building by N Chadwick
ST8993 : Old Fox House, Fox Hill, Tetbury by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3309 : 15 - 16, Stanmer Park by N Chadwick
SX5455 : Church of St Maurice by N Chadwick
SK2129 : Tutbury War Memorial by Alan Murray-Rust
ST3089 : Raglan Barracks, Newport by Jaggery
TQ2775 : Battersea District Reference Library by David Anstiss
ST1876 : Grade II listed Masonic Hall in Cardiff city centre by Jaggery
SZ6398 : Aboukir Memorial by N Chadwick
SR9496 : Thorne Chapel by N Chadwick
SK3516 : Roadside wall, Kilwardby Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch by Alan Murray-Rust
SO7483 : Highley Manor House by Richard Law
SJ9856 : Albion Mill by Alan Murray-Rust
SX9372 : Hunters Lodge by N Chadwick
TQ5942 : Southborough Viaduct by N Chadwick
TQ3086 : Right wall, Islington War Memorial by David Anstiss
TQ9120 : Rye Station by N Chadwick

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

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