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Listed Buildings

Listed Buildings are defined as buildings, objects or structures that have been judged to be of special architectural or historic interest and included on a register called Statutory List of Buildings of Architectural or Historic Interest held by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Listing a building is a legal procedure intended to protect the nation’s built architectural and historic heritage.

A full list of the Borough’s listed buildings is available below.
Chesterfield Borough Listed Buildings ABE - LOC.pdf
Chesterfield Borough Listed Buildings LOU - WOR.pdf

Alternatively you can search The National Heritage List for England via

Listed Buildings vary in type and scale from major ecclesiastical buildings like the Crooked Spire to modest cottages like 8 – 18 Church Street North or small buildings like the Market Place pump or raised pavement at Church Street North. Not all listed buildings are immediately recognisable as the list can include buildings listed because of the architect like Parker Unwin at 323 Ashgate Road or because of their historic significance like the Barrow Hill Engine Shed. Generally listed buildings are older however this is not always the case. The West Bars Court House was built in 1960s and is listed.

All buildings erected before 1700 which survive in anything like their original form are listed, as are most buildings erected between 1700 and 1840 although some selection is applied. After 1840 the list is much more selective. A few exceptionally important buildings built after 1945 are listed.

Buildings can be selected for listing because of their architectural interest, historic interest and historical associations or for group value. The majority of buildings are included in the list because of their age. The older and rarer a building is, the more likely it is to be included on the list if it is largely intact and unaltered.

Listed buildings fall into three grades reflecting their architectural and historic interest. Grade 1 buildings (Chesterfield Crooked Spire) are buildings of exceptional interest; Grade II* (2 St Marys Gate) are buildings that are particularly important and Grade II (Market Hall) are buildings that are of special interest.

Irrespective of a building’s designated grade, every part of a listed building is listed, including both the interior and exterior and any later alterations or additions. In addition, any building or structure within the curtilage (land) of the Listed Building which although not fixed to the building, forms part of the land and has done so since before 1 July 1948, is treated as part of the listed building. Each Listed Building includes a description which refers to some, but not necessarily all important features. This is for identification purposes only.

Buildings that are listed are protected by law. This does not mean that they cannot be altered or demolished. Listed Building Consent is required in order to carry out any works which will affect a listed building’s special character as a building of architectural or historic interest or for its demolition. This will be necessary for any major works, and is likely to be needed for minor alterations and possibly repairs depending upon the extent and type. Carrying out work to a listed building without the appropriate consent is an offence and may result in prosecution. It is always important therefore that all applicants should check with the Council before undertaking any work to a listed building.

Historic Parks & Gardens

Historic parks and gardens are listed and categorised by English Heritage in a manner similar to listed buildings under the provisions of the National Heritage Act 1983. If a park or garden has been registered using the designation process under the 1983 National Heritage Act it has legal protection. Within the Borough there is currently one Historic Park & garden which appears on the national heritage list.

Queens Park

Scheduled Monuments

A scheduled monument is a nationally important archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change through the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. Within the Borough there are currently two scheduled monuments which appear on the national heritage list.

Brampton Barn
Tapton Castle Motte

Please contact the Council's Conservation Officer Scott Nicholas on 01246 345 796 if you have any enquiries relating to Listed Buildings, Historic Parks & Gardens or Scheduled Monuments.

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