Listed Building

A Listed Building is a building of special historical and/or architectural importance.

If a property is listed then it is subject to strict planning regulation that seeks to preserve such buildings in their original state. Law Society">Law Society

Every property built before 1700 is automatically listed.

There are 3 categories of listing:

  • Grade I - of exceptional national architectural or historic importance
  • Grade II* - of particular national importance & special interest
  • Grade II - of special architectural or historic interest (approx 94% of buildings are Grade II)

The national database of listed building is in the public domain and can be searched at the Historic England website.

See also:

Conveyancing help and advice: Listed Buildings.

What to check before buying a listed building

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher