What is a Listed Building?

A listed building is statutorily protected against unauthorised demolition, alteration and extension. It has special 'national' architectural or historic interest.

The list is compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under the provisions of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act, 1990. The Secretary of State is advised by Historic England. Buildings are graded as follows:

If you wish to make changes to a Listed Building you must first apply for Listed Building Consent (LBC).

Newcastle City Council have also adopted a Local List of buildings to highlight non-statutorily protected buildings which are an important part of the local historic environment.

 Where are the Listed Buildings in Newcastle?

Use the interactive map of the Listed Buildings in Newcastle below for more information. The map contains an aerial photography layer, search facility and link to Historic England's webpage.

Please note that the boundaries shown are only indicative to show if a building is listed. The extent of listing and thus protection may be different to the boundary shown. When a building is listed, it is listed in its entirety, which means that both the exterior and the interior are protected. In addition, any object or structure fixed to the building, and any object or structure within the curtilage of the building, which although not fixed to the building, forms part of the land and has done so since before 1 July 1948, are treated as part of the listed building. If you intend to carry out any works to a listed building it is strongly recommended that you contact the Conservation Team to confirm if they require listed building consent.

What effect does statutory listing have?

Listing gives a building statutory protection against unauthorised demolition, alteration and extension. The list flags the significance of an asset so that its future management can enhance its contribution to local, regional and national life. To carry out alterations to a Listed Building Listed Building Consent (LBC) is usually required.

Listing is an integral part of the system for managing change to our environment through the planning process administered by local planning authorities and the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.


The Development Management Team have compiled the following documents to advise on repairs and alterations to historic buildings:

Listed Buildings, a guide for owners and occupiers (PDF 1MB)

Repairs and Maintenance of Traditional Buildings (PDF 2.03MB)

Shopfronts in the historic environment (PDF 2.26MB)

For further information, contact the relevant officers within the Urban Design and Conservation Team.

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17 October 2017
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