Listed buildings

Listed buildings

Approximately 750 buildings in Elmbridge are statutorily listed by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport as being of special architectural or historic interest, and are graded according to their importance:
  • Grade l -   buildings of exceptional interest

  • Grade ll* - particularly important buildings of more than special interest

  • Grade ll -  buildings of special interest, which warrant every effort being made to preserve them (92% of all listed buildings)

Find out if a property is statutory listed 

For advice on how to nominate a building for statutory listing please visit Historic England.

Locally listed buildings

In addition to the statutory list, we maintain a list of Local Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.  Although this designation does not give any additional legal protection, the Council applies national and local conservation policies to protect these buildings through the planning process.

View the List of Local Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest

Listed building consent

Statutory listing covers both external and internal features of a listed building as well as any curtilage listed buildings and boundary walls and fences. If you wish to alter, extend or demolish a listed building in a way that affects its character as a building of special interest you must first obtain Listed Building Consent.

Apply for Listed Building Consent on the Planning Portal

All applications for Listed Building Consent will require an accompanying Heritage Statement Read advice on producing a Heritage Statement  

Advice on works to listed buildings

Maintenance and like for like repairs to statutory listed buildings do not need listed building consent.   If you are uncertain whether permission is needed, you can contact the Heritage team.

For pre-application advice which relates to extensions and other new development please see our pre-application page.

Historic buildings grants

We operate a small discretionary grants scheme to contribute towards the cost of repair and maintenance of statutorily and locally listed buildings and significant unlisted buildings in conservation areas. Download our application form for historic buildings grants.
A grants scheme is also operated by the Surrey Historic Buildings Trust 

Heritage Open Days

Every year for four days in September, places across the country throw open their doors to celebrate their heritage, community and history.  This initiative provides an opportunity to visit historic buildings, many of them listed and many which may not usually be open to the public.  Entry is free of charge.  This year the event is being held from 7-10 September and includes Claremont Mansion. St George's Church and the Quaker Meeting House in Esher, St Mary's Church and Riverhouse Barn in Walton-on-Thames and Cobham Mill.

Further information is available on the Heritage Open Days website

Further information and advice

Advice for owners of listed/locally listed buildings and buildings within conservation areas can be found on the Historic England website

Planning - Grapes Cottage (Grade ll listed)

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