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.
We have just under 1200 listed buildings of special architectural or historic interest in Sheffield. A list of all the listed buildings within our boundary is available to download below. For more detail on the listings you can search the Heritage List for England.
This is the most up to date version of all listings.
The Heritage List for England is the online database bringing together all nationally designated heritage assets in one place. These include:
We have several Registered Parks and Gardens. You can find further details with English Heritage. Alternatively a quick reference list is also available to download below.
Listed building consent is required for any alteration work that affects the character of a listed building. It is important to remember 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 we strongly advise contacting us and starting pre-application discussions. This is to prevent any problems at a later date and ensure you comply with the law.
Remember, unauthorised work to a listed building is a criminal offence.
Anyone can suggest a building to English Heritage for listing.
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 behind these listings.
English Heritage will examine whether the building is suitable for listing against the criteria and then make a recommendation to the Secretary of State.