Buildings are listed and given protection because of their special architectural or historic interest.
Buildings can be listed for a number of reasons including:
- Age or rarity
- Innovative building technique
- Part of a picturesque group of buildings
- Association with a famous person or notable event
Listed Building Consent is needed for changes to a building that would alter the special architectural or historic interest.
To see listed buildings use map search on the Historic England website national heritage list.