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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SS2006 : Nos 4 - 8, Falcon Terrace by Richard Law
NU2328 : Lime Kilns, Beadnell Harbour by N Chadwick
SK7287 : South range at The Grange by Alan Murray-Rust
SK9135 : Lindpet House, 5 Market Place, Grantham by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4948 : Pump, Pampisford by N Chadwick
SP2077 : The Vicarage at Barston by Richard Law
SP5107 : 77, Banbury Rd by N Chadwick
TQ2879 : 36 - 50, Grosvenor Gardens by N Chadwick
SU6385 : Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ipsden by Alan Murray-Rust
SS2210 : Buildings at Scadghill Farm by Richard Law
SN5881 : Malthouse and Kiln, Penparcau Rd by N Chadwick
TQ5346 : Penshurst Lodge by N Chadwick
TQ5827 : Stone House by N Chadwick
TA2570 : Lighthouse, Flamborough Head by N Chadwick
SO8555 : 15 Sansome Walk, Worcester by Alan Murray-Rust
TL4558 : 9 - 14, Park Terrace by N Chadwick
SK5988 : Oldcotes Methodist Chapel by Alan Murray-Rust
SX9372 : Grade II listed Little Green, Dagmar Street, Shaldon by Jaggery
SE3457 : Church of St John the Baptist, Knaresborough by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5580 : St. Luke's Church and the war memorial by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5338 : Lodge to Lenton Abbey House by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7020 : Belvoir Angel headstone, Saxelbye Churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7935 : Jasmine Cottage, Church Corner, Redmile by Alan Murray-Rust
SK5831 : Bradmore Methodist Church by Alan Murray-Rust
SO6299 : 22, Barrow Street, Much Wenlock by Richard Law

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

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