Listed buildings are designated heritage assets that are listed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as advised by Historic England. This provides a statutory protection status on the building and its setting, allowing its special architectural and historic interest to be preserved. Having listed buildings helps us acknowledge and understand our shared history and also brings it under the consideration of the planning system so that some thought will be taken about its future.
Listed buildings are split into three grades; I, II* and II. This is an indication of their special interest in a national context.
Is the whole building listed?
Yes, the listing covers the entire building (inside and out) including any modern extensions as well as any pre-1948 buildings in the grounds (termed curtilage structures). Such structures may include boundary walls, outbuildings and garden ornaments.