Listed buildings

A listed building could be a -

  • building
  • statue
  • streetlamp
  • even a telephone box

These are added to the statutory protection list by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. This is because they have special historical or architectural significance. There are around 473 buildings in Hull on the list.

Listed buildings are classified in grades to show how important they are in relation to each other.

  • Grade I buildings are of exceptional importance
  • Grade II* are of more than special interest
  • Grade II are of special interest

You can access descriptions of Hull's listed buildings at the Historic England website, National Heritage list for England or you can visit The Wilson Centre.

What listing protects

When a building is listed, the whole inside and outside of the building are protected. This includes any object or structure fixed to it, such as fireplaces, and any structure or object within the boundary that has formed part of the land since 1948. The description on the list may not include all features but they are still protected by law.

Information on the implications of living or owning a building in a conservation area can be downloaded.