What Are Listed Buildings?
A listed building is one that is of ‘special architectural or historic interest’ and has been included on a List kept by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. There are 190 in Fylde.
Buildings May Qualify For A Listing If They're...
- Built before 1700 and survive in anything like their original condition
- Buildings between 1700 and 1840, though selection is necessary
- Buildings between 1840 and 1914 only buildings of definite quality and character; the selection being designed to include the principal works of the principal architects.
- Selected buildings of high quality between 1914 and 1939 are also considered, and particularly important post-war buildings more than thirty years old are also eligible for listing
Particular Attention Is Paid To The Following...
- Special value within certain types, either for architectural or planning reasons or as illustrating social and economic history (for instance, industrial buildings, railway stations, schools, hospitals, theatres, town halls, markets, exchanges, almshouses, prisons, lock-ups, mills).
- Technological innovation or virtuosity (for instance cast iron, prefabrication, or the early use of concrete).
- Group value, especially as samples of town planning (for instance, squares, terraces or model villages).
- Association with well-known characters or events
For More Information...
A ful list of Listed buildings on the Historic England National Register can be found by clicking on the link below:
Our book, The Listed Buildings of Lytham St Annes, is now out of print but is available second hand online.