About historic and listed buildings
A listed building is acknowledged by the Secretary of State to be of special architectural or historic interest.
The word building is used very generally and includes buildings such as houses, churches, schools and barns, but also includes items such as walls, tomb stones, milestones, ice houses, bridges and locks, telephone and post boxes. There are about 2900 listed buildings in the Vale.To check whether a building is listed and to read the list description click to view Is my Building listed or in a conservation area.
To find out more about listed buildings see our frequently asked questions
Download our leaflets for information about listed and historic buildings
Buying a listed building
Converting historic listed farm buildings
Doors in historic and listed buildings
Windows in historic and listed buildings
Once listed, a building has special protection under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 and we have additional powers of protection. Owners have extra responsibilities, for example the need to obtain listed building consent for certain work on the building. It is an offence to carry out works to a listed building without consent.
Download the listed building consent application form and notes to apply for listed building consent. Also download the guidance on the specific additional information which may be needed with your application.
More individual help can be obtained by consulting our specialist listed buildings advice service
These societies also provide information on historic buildings
The Ancient Monuments Society is concerned with the study and conservation of ancient monuments, historic buildings and fine old craftsmanship
The Georgian Group has information on Georgian buildings, monuments and landscapes
The Victorian Society has information on Victorian and Edwardian buildings
The Twentieth Century Society has information on 20th century design from 1914
Date Updated: 03/03/14