A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is a building that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. This is a list of buildings that are important in terms of architecture, history, or culture. There are many buildings on this list. In the UK, there are about 500,000 listed buildings.
- Grade I: buildings that are very important
- Grade II*: buildings that are important in general (not special interest)
- Grade II: buildings that are special interesting (this means that they are important to some groups or for a specific reason)
There used to be a fourth kind of listed building: Grade III. This type has not been used since 1970.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Photographs of listed buildings from English Heritage Archived 2009-08-13 at the Wayback Machine
- Listed Property Owners Club, providing information & advice for listed property owners
- Information about heritage protection generally
- PASTMAP Map-based database of listed buildings, scheduled monuments etc in Scotland Archived 2013-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Birmingham City Council - What is a Locally Listed Building? Archived 2009-08-17 at the Wayback Machine
- PDF (364 KB)
Sources[change | change source]
- "Principles of Selection for Listing Buildings" (PDF). DCMS. March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2011-05-24.
- "Listed Buildings". English Heritage. Retrieved 24 May 2011.
- "About Listed Buildings". heritage.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2005-10-26. Retrieved 2013-05-18.