Buildings are listed because they are identified as having special architectural or historic interest and may be important due to their age or condition.
Listing a building means that any changes to a building are controlled by the Planning Service, meaning that a reasoned and controlled approach is taken to protecting it for future generations.
Download the list of just under 1200 listed buildings of special architectural or historic interest in Sheffield:
Search the National Heritage List for England, it includes:
Registered Parks and Gardens
Registered Battlefields and Protected Wreck Sites
Download the list of registered parks and gardens in Sheffield:
Listed building consent is required for any alteration work that affects the character of a listed building.
This can also include any work done internally to the building. Depending on the project additional planning permission may also be required.
Before starting work on a listed building contact us and start pre-application discussions. This will prevent any problems at a later date and ensure you comply with the law.
Unauthorised work to a listed building is a criminal offence.
Buildings are listed at different grades. These are either Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II, with Grade II being the most common of all listings.
English Heritage set out the criteria for these and examine whether the building is suitable for listing against the criteria and then make a recommendation to the Secretary of State.