Listed buildings advice

About the lists

The lists are registers recording the best buildings, but they comprise a wide variety of structures from castles to milestones. Listed buildings are an important part of our local and national heritage and provide a unique link with the past; they bring history alive. They are limited in numbers and irreplaceable, deserving special care and attention.

Historic England advise the Secretary of State for Digital Culture Media and Sport on whether a building or structure should be added to the list. They have selection guides which provide advice on what could be listed.