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Listed Buildings

A listed building is a building or structure which has been identified as being of national architectural or historic interest and is included in a statutory list. The list is compiled and amended by Government; English Heritage advises the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and are responsible for assessing applications and conducting surveys of buildings for inclusion in the list. The National Heritage List for England.

Listed buildings come in all shapes and sizes ranging from large country houses to small cob cottages, from milestones to village stocks. You can find advice on different aspects of the care and repair of listed buildings by following the links below.

We also maintain a register of Buildings at Risk (BAR). Listed buildings can become at risk of being lost through a number of factors, development, climate change or simply neglect and decay. We aim to monitor the condition of all buildings on the statutory list and will employ the various powers available to it to encourage timely repair of vulnerable buildings.

adobe icon A basic guide for owners and occupiers [2Mb]

adobe icon Historic Buildings. [2Mb].adobe icon Exteriors [919kb].adobe icon Interiors [443kb].
adobe icon Brickwork [597kb].adobe icon Pointing [481kb].adobe icon Chalk and clay cob [375kb].
adobe icon Thatching [653kb].adobe icon Tile and slate roofing [431kb].adobe icon Timber frames and roofs [635kb].
adobe icon Damp, rot and insect attack [423kb].adobe icon Flooring [545kb].adobe icon Plasters and renders [486kb].

Locally Listed Buildings
Locally listed buildings are buildings or structures of local interest or significance and are identified by the Council and defined as undesignated heritage assets. A number of locally significant buildings or structures have been identified through the process of conservation area appraisal and through the preparation of Local Distinctiveness documents. In addition, undesignated heritage assets may be identified through the planning process and their significance will be taken into account when considering the relevant planning application. At present these buildings have no specific statutory protection, however they are identified as being of importance in the current National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and we are mindful of the desire to collate a list of locally listed buildings.

Specific advice, for which there is a minimal fee, on listed buildings - in terms of whether works are likely to be acceptable or require consent may be obtained by completing and submitting a Heritage Asset Advice Form

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Further guidance and advice is available from Historic England

Updated: 26 Feb 2019
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