Listed buildings

What is a Listed Building?

A building is ‘listed’ when it is of special architectural or historic interest in a national context. Listed buildings have extra legal protection within the planning system, and you may need permission to carry out repair work, usually Listed Building Consent.

Historic England maintain the National Heritage List for England, which you can search by postcode or keyword. If you have your postcode to hand you can use the map search. This allows you to determine more clearly whether your building is listed and at what grade.


Historic timber framed building Leominster

Find out more

You can also look on the British Listed Buildings site which details over 300 listed buildings in Leominster. If you are still unsure, contact the National Heritage List for England Helpdesk:

Whether you want to know more about the listing process or what to consider when you want to make changes to your home, such as adding an extension or updating your windows, this Historic England guide will help point you in the right direction.

It also covers some of the most common problems faced by those living in older buildings, such as dealing with damp.

Listing applies to both the inside and outside of a property. So if you are carrying out internal repairs permission may be required.