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Listed buildings

A listed building is a building that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest by Historic England.  There are three grades of listing -

  • Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, and often internationally important; only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I
  • Grade II* buildings are particularly important buildings; 5.5% of listed buildings are Grade II*
  • Grade II buildings are nationally important and of special interest; 92% of all listed buildings are in this class

Listed building consent is required for alterations and extensions to listed buildings. This applies to both the exterior and the interior of the building. Most attached structures and buildings and structures within the historic curtilage of a listed building are also covered by the listing.

Apply for listed building consent