What is a Statutory Listed Building?
A statutory Listed Building is a building or structure which the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport considers to be of special architectural or historic interest. Listing gives a building legal protection from demolition and alterations which would destroy historic features or affect its character.
The whole of a building is listed - the exterior and interior, together with any outhouse, wall or other structure built before 1 July 1948 within the grounds of the building.
Listed Buildings are graded to show their importance:
Grade I - buildings of exceptional quality (1.49% of all Listed Buildings in Birmingham - including Birmingham Town Hall and Aston Hall)
Grade II* - particularly important buildings (6.83% - including the Old Crown, Digbeth and Birmingham Council House)
Grade II - the majority of listed buildings of special interest (91.68%)
A copy of the Statutory Listed Buildings in Birmingham is available below.
Detailed descriptions of each listed building are available on the National Heritage List
If you wish to put a building forward for Listing or to request its Listed Status is removed then you should refer to the English Heritage Website.
Last Updated : 17th May 2013