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Listed Buildings and Structures

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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by Oast House Archive

Created: Mon, 9 Nov 2009, Updated: Fri, 5 Jun 2020


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ST7959 : Freshford Bridge by Jaggery
TL4557 : Church of Our Lady and The English Martyrs by N Chadwick
SK6286 : Ice Dental, High Street, Blyth by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ3582 : Listed terrace, Mile End Rd by N Chadwick
TQ2246 : Priest's House by N Chadwick
SE6055 : New Earswick  Folk Hall by Alan Murray-Rust
TG2309 : Fye Bridge by N Chadwick
TL2885 : 108 High Street, Ramsey by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ5409 : Medieval coffin slabs, St Aeta church by Richard Law
TQ6331 : The Clock House, Wadhurst by David Anstiss
TQ5839 : Tunbridge Wells Station by N Chadwick
SD7586 : Hud's House by N Chadwick
SJ7419 : 51 High Street, Newport by Richard Law
NM9134 : Connel Bridge, 1965 by Alan Murray-Rust
TQ7908 : Royal Victoria Hotel by N Chadwick
SD8789 : Gayle Mill by Alan Murray-Rust
SJ7419 : Frontal railings, gateway and gatepiers to Adams' Grammar School by Richard Law
SK5640 : Gateway to the Arboretum by Alan Murray-Rust
TR3358 : The Admiral Owen by N Chadwick
TL1097 : The Manor House by Alan Murray-Rust
TR0458 : Historic Church by Oast House Archive
TQ5840 : St Barnabas Church, Tunbridge Wells by N Chadwick
ST2189 : Northeast corner of St John the Baptist church, Machen by Jaggery
SE2955 : Magnesia Well by N Chadwick
TF9441 : C18 barn, Church Farm by N Chadwick

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