What is a Listed Building?
A Listed Building is a structure which is recognised for its special architectural or historic interest and is consequently included on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. Listing provides a system of control to prevent indiscriminate demolition and to avoid irreparable damage to historic buildings caused by poorly executed alterations and extensions.
This protection covers the interior as well as the exterior and includes any object or structure which has been in the curtilage or formed part of the land associated with the Listed Building since before 1948 (such as walls, outbuildings and some surface treatments such as setts or cobbles for example).
Listed Buildings are a fundamental part of the character of our towns and villages
How are Listed Buildings graded?
There are three grades of Listed Building:
- Grade I - Buildings of exceptional interest such as very fine country houses, important or old churches.
- Grade II* - Particularly important buildings of more than special interest such as most country houses, important churches or very old secular buildings.
- Grade II – These are buildings of special interest, which warrant every effort being made to preserve them. 96% of listed buildings are Grade II.
Details of the Listed Buildings within the Corby Borough can be found in the download on the right of this page.
This information has been updated in line with the Heritage Gateway website http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/gateway/ and English Heritage Listed Buildings Online http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/professional/protection/process/national-heritage-list-for-england/