How are buildings classified?
There are three main classifications for Listed Buildings.
Buildings of exceptional interest - these account for only 1.6% of Listed Buildings in the Torridge District - such as St Nectan's Church, Stoke, Weare Giffard Hall and Bideford Bridge.
Particularly important buildings of more than special interest, eg: St Mary's Church, Bideford and Buckland Filleigh Manor.
Buildings of regional or county importance, which warrant every effort being made for their preservation. This comprises most listed buildings, such as the Town Hall, Bideford and Half Penny Bridge, Weare Giffard.