Statutory listed buildings are protected by legislation in the Planning (Listed Buildings Conservation Areas) Act 1990.
These are buildings, objects or structures considered to be of special architectural or historic interest at a national level, which need to be preserved for future generations.
The list is compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, based on advice from Historic England.
You can get more information and advice on statutory listed buildings from Historic England.
Alterations to a statutory listed building
If you intend to alter or demolish part or all of a statutory listed building or structure, you must apply for Listed Building Consent as part of your planning application.