Locally listed buildings

Selection criteria for the local list

The proposed additions have been identified through a number of means including public nominations, reviews of former Grade III buildings, reviews of the Historic Environment Record (HER) and through reviews of historic mapping. These have then been assessed against our selection criteria by the Conservation and Design Officer.

Any building, for example, houses, churches, pubs or structure, for example bridges or war memorials can be included. If judged by national criteria these buildings might not be considered suitable for designation as listed buildings (familiar to us as grade I, grade II*, grade II buildings) but they are still historic assets that are clearly worthy of protection. In order to be included on the Local List a building or structure must meet one or more of the criteria listed below.

  • Special architectural or landscape interest i.e. is it the work of a particular architect or designers of regional or local note? Is the building/designed landscape a particularly good example of its type/style?
  • Special historic (social, economic, cultural) interest. (Most buildings and places will fall into this category).
  • Association with well-known local historic persons or events.
  • Contribution to the streetscape/townscape i.e. a group of unrelated buildings that make up an aesthetically pleasing group or a view that offers an attractive scene. Buildings may be illustrative of a range of historic periods which, taken together, illustrate the development of the locality. Views may be famously recognisable and regarded as an historic asset in their own right for example, views of Lichfield Cathedral from various points around the city.
  • Group value of buildings designed as an architectural entity, especially as examples of town planning (e.g. model villages, squares, terraces).