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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TA0339 : Humberside Council by N Chadwick
SE1665 : Column in St Mary's churchyard, Pateley Bridge by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7769 : 6, Medway Rd by N Chadwick
SH7400 : No 11, Heol Penrallt by Richard Law
TM1336 : Pond Hall Farmhouse by N Chadwick
SK9205 : The Firs, Edith Weston by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7536 : Belvoir Angel, Granby churchyard by Alan Murray-Rust
SO6184 : Ruined remains of the 12th century Church of St Laurence by Richard Law
SD7113 : Eagley Bridge School  by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ9429 : The Dog and Doublet, Sandon by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ9202 : The Bradburn monument, Bushbury churchyard by Richard Law
SK7284 : Church of St Peter, Hayton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK7477 : Church of St Peter, Headon-cum-Upton by Alan Murray-Rust
SK8422 : Church of St Andrew, Coston by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ8498 : The Place Aparthotel by N Chadwick
TL2872 : Country Pub by Alan Murray-Rust
TV5299 : A flint wall, Westdean by N Chadwick
SK9843 : Church of St Martin, Ancaster by Alan Murray-Rust
SE3406 : Butterfields Drapery Market and neighbour by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells Town Hall by N Chadwick
TQ5839 : Gibraltar Cottage by N Chadwick
SK6826 : The Old Rectory, Upper Broughton by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ2370 : No 54, Ridgway, Wimbledon by David Anstiss
SO2508 : Blaenavon Post Office by Jaggery
SO3417 : Remains of the medieval churchyard cross, Llanddewi Skirrid by Jaggery

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

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