Listed Business Insurance

If you live in an 17th century manor house or a period, the building is likely to be listed.

A listed property is considered to be of specific architectural or historical interest. England has approximately 350,000 listed buildings, all deemed to be part of our heritage and, therefore, protected for posterity.

Is my Home a Listed Building?

A building usually has to be 300 plus years old to be eligible for listing; the older the building, the more likely it is to be listed.

Should your property have been built before 1700 and any part of the original structure has survived, it is most likely to be listed. The majority of buildings built between 1700 and 1840 are classified as being of sufficient architectural or historical interest to warrant being listed.

The criteria are, however, stricter for newer buildings. Post Second World War properties need to be incredibly important to be listed.

What are the various grades of listing?

There are three listing classifications:

Grade 1 buildings are deemed as exceedingly important and are at times classified as internationally important.

Grade 2 buildings are buildings which have more than a special interest and are, therefore, important.

Grade 3 Grade II buildings are of special interest, of national importance and need a lot of effort to preserve them.

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