What is a Listed Building?
A listed building is a building/structure or special monument of special architectural or historic interest which is included in a schedule compiled by the Secretary of State for the Environment.
The aim of this list is to protect such buildings/structures or monuments from demolition or any other alterations which would adversely affect the character and appearance without a full consideration by the Local Planning Authority.
The Schedule of Listed Buildings does not only include buildings.
For example, in Torridge District, some public phone boxes, iron railings and even grave stones are listed.