The Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest' is made up of buildings or structures which are considered to be of national importance because of their architectural or historic features. The statutory list is compiled by the Secretary of State hence they are referred to as 'Listed Buildings'. They are given special protection against inappropriate alteration or demolition.
There are around 300 statutorily listed buildings in the Borough of Dudley and the number increases yearly. Many of these buildings are a product of 18th and 19th century industrial growth, however there are earlier structures which show the development of building style over time.
The Council has also compiled a Local List of historic buildings in the Borough that do not meet the national criteria for inclusion on the statutory lists which are nevertheless worthy of protection and conservation in their own right.
Detailed records relating to listed buildings and other aspects of the historic environment can be found in the Dudley Historic Buildings Sites and Monuments' Record (HBSMR).
Visit the English Heritage web site to find out the criteria for adding buildings to the Statutory List.
Listed Building Consent is required to demolish, extend or alter any part of a listed building, inside, outside or within its boundary curtilage as well as the curtilage itself (this includes walls fences etc.). Alterations can also involve the replacement of windows and doors and the removal of chimneys, inner walls or architectural features. Planning Permission may also be required.
Anyone carrying out or permitting unauthorised works to a building which causes, or is likely to cause, damage is guilty of an offence and may be fined.
Please Talk to a Conservation Officer when contemplating any work to a listed building and before you appoint contractors or apply for consent.
You can find out if a property you are interested in is locally listed by using the A-Z listing of the locally listed buildings in Dudley. To search, you can enter the name of the address into the keyword search box below, or search by district or SMR number. Alternatively click the show all link for information about the whole Borough.
If you cannot find the information that you are looking for, please the contact the Historic Environment Team or ask at the reception desk at the Directorate of the Urban Environment, 4 Ednam Road, Dudley.
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