Type of Listed Buildings:
There are three types of listing by Historic England:
- Grade I
buildings are of exceptional interest.
- Grade II*
buildings are particularly important buildings of more than special interest; 5.8% of listed buildings are Grade II*
- Grade II
buildings are of special interest; 91.7% of all listed buildings are in this class and it is the most likely grade of listing for a home owner.
Local Authorities can also assign a status of Local Listing or Building of Townscape Merit to buildings that are not on Historic England's listing database, but they deem worth of heritage status. The National Heritage List for England ontains details of all listed buildings in England. To find out if a property is listed just search The list https://historicengland.org
Similarly search your local authorities planning database to identify other heritage constraints on your building.