Listed buildings

Listed buildings within Mansfield

Listed buildings are buildings and structures of special architectural or historic interest, which are considered to be of national importance and deserving protection.

Buildings are classified in grades to show their relative importance:

  • Grade I - buildings of exceptional interest.
  • Grade II* - particularly important buildings of more than special interest.
  • Grade II - buildings of special interest warranting preservation.

Mansfield has over 240 listed buildings which represent an important part of the district's architectural heritage.

Listed building status is not just limited to houses and other buildings but may also include structures such as walls, gates, bridges, war memorials and telephone kiosks.

Listing protects the entire structure, internally and externally, against any alterations which would affect its character.

Who lists buildings?

They are listed by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) (opens in new window).

Historic England (link opens in new window) provides recommendations for listing to the DCMS within England and provides guidance on reasons for listing.

How can I find out if a building is listed?

Historic England (opens in new window) holds the records of listed buildings across England. View the listed building descriptions [719kb] (opens in new window) for Mansfield.

A copy is also available at the Civic Centre.

Can I alter a listed building?

Alterations to a listed structure requires permission which is known as Listed Building Consent. Guidance on consent can be obtained at Historic England - listed building consent (link opens in new window) 

How do I apply for listed building consent?

You can apply for consent by completing the Planning Portal's listed building consent application (link opens in new window).

Who is responsible for maintenance?

It is an owner's responsibility to maintain their building in a good state of repair and to make sure they are weather tight, structurally sound and secure.

Listed buildings in poor condition

All listed buildings that are in a poor condition are recorded on our listed buildings at risk register [1.4Mb] (opens in new window) and we will ensure owners do work to repair and preserve them.

Scheduled ancient monuments and archaeology

The word monument covers a wide range of structures, feature and remains, but all are man-made and not always ancient or visible above ground. Archaeological remains provide a link with our past, which once lost can never be replaced. Scheduled ancient monuments are all of national importance and are given legal protection requiring Scheduled Monument Consent (link opens in new window) for any work.