The Forth Bridge, designed by Sir Benjamin Baker and Sir John Fowler, opened in 1890
, and now owned by Network Rail
, is designated as a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland
A listed building, in the United Kingdom, is a building that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. This is a list of buildings that are important in terms of architecture, history, or culture. There are many buildings on this list. In the UK, there are about 500,000 listed buildings.
In England and Wales, there are three kinds of listed buildings:
- Grade I: buildings that are very important
- Grade II*: buildings that are important in general (not special interest)
- Grade II: buildings that are special interesting (this means that they are important to some groups or for a specific reason)
There used to be a fourth kind of listed building: Grade III. This type has not been used since 1970.
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Buckingham Palace, the official London residence of the British monarch, listed Grade I.
Royal Festival Hall, London was the first postwar building to gain Grade I-listed status.
The Grade I listed King's College London Chapel on the Strand Campus seen today was redesigned in 1864 by Sir George Gilbert Scott
The Bank Hall mansion house is a Grade II* listed building, due to the 17th-century clock tower, which features an original oak cantilevered staircase.
The National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, designed by William Henry Playfair, is a Category A listed building.