A listed building is a building of special architectural or historic interest that is considered important enough to protect.

Most people will be familiar with listed houses and churches, but a great variety of other buildings and structures can be protected through listing, including barns, milestones, bridges and railway stations. 

Listed buildings in North Devon  

Carrying out work on a listed building

If you want to carry out work on a listed building in a way that affects its character, you must first apply for listed building consent. You may also need separate planning permission and building regulations approval.

It is a criminal offence to alter, extend or demolish a listed building without consent, and the penalties can be heavy.

Apply for listed building consent  

For more information, see our guide to listed buildings.