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Statutory Listed Buildings in Dudley

The ‘Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest' is made up of buildings or structures considered to be of national importance because of their architectural or historic features. They are protected by legislation in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990. There are 3 categories of listed buildings, Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II. The statutory list is compiled by the Secretary of State hence they are referred to as 'Listed Buildings'.

There are approaching 300 statutorily listed buildings and structures in the Borough and this number increases yearly, examples include the Grade I listed Church of St John the Baptist, Halesowen, the Grade II* listed Dudley drinking fountain or the Grade II listed Memorial Archway at Stourbridge War Memorial Athletic Ground. A lot of the listed buildings in Dudley were placed on the statutory list in the 1970’s and a large majority are a product of 18th and 19th century industrial growth however there are earlier structures that show the development of building style over time such as the Grade II listed timber-framed cottage, Whitefriars, Church Lane, Halesowen and also later structures dating from the early 20th century such as the 12 Tecton Structures located within grounds of Dudley Zoo.

Once listed, the whole of any principal building makes up the listing, including the interior. Any pre-1948 objects, structures and buildings that formed part of the land within the curtilage of the principal listed building at the date of listing, and were ancillary to the principal building, are considered to be part of the listing, and consequently treated as Listed Buildings in their own right. Listed Building Consent is required from the local planning authority to alter or extend a listed building in a way that affects its character or appearance as a building of special architectural or historic interest. Early pre-application advice with the local planning authority is strongly advised for proposals that relate to a listed building.

Works carried out to a Statutory listed building

Listed Building Consent is required from the local planning authority to alter or extend a listed building in a way that affects its character or appearance as a building of special architectural or historic interest.

This includes demolition and extending or altering any part of a listed building, inside, outside or within its boundary (curtilage) as well as the curtilage structures, which includes walls fences etc and parts of the building that are not visible from public spaces.

Any works undertaken to a building without listed building consent is considered to be a criminal offence. When considering applications for development to, or affecting the setting of, a listed building, the overriding consideration will be the effect on the significance of it as a designated heritage asset.

Please also note planning permission may also be required for the proposals. Early pre-application advice with the local planning authority is strongly advised for proposals that relate to a listed building.

For further information about what requires Listed Building Consent, please visit Historic England.

Listed building descriptions

The full descriptions of nationally designated heritage assets and the reasons as to why they were added to the statutory list is available look at the on National Heritage List for England (NHLE) available on Historic England’s website.

View the A to Z of Statutory Listed Buildings in Dudley

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.

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.