Ideas on updating older bank buildings

04-Oct-2016 13:12 by 2 Comments

Ideas on updating older bank buildings

There is more detail on the relevance of age, rarity, aesthetic and other factors in Principles of Selection.

This can be just a description of the building and its features, but more modern entries will set out a summary of the assessment of special interest in the building at the time of designation.

To be of special historic interest a building must illustrate important aspects of the nation’s social, economic, cultural, or military history and/or have close historical associations with nationally important people.

There should normally be some quality of interest in the physical fabric of the building itself to justify the statutory protection afforded by listing.

The curtilage of some buildings may be in separate ownership, such as a country house and stable block converted into residential dwellings.

The stable block may still be considered to be within the curtilage of the country house for listing purposes.

Objects, structures and buildings affixed to a listed building or within its curtilage may also be protected by listing (see below).

These rules may mean that considerably more may be protected by the listing than is obvious from the list entry alone and there can often be considerable uncertainty as to what is covered.As from 26th June 2013 some new list entries or list entries amended after that date may expressly exclude such curtilage buildings from protection (6).The courts have considered the precise extent of curtilage on many occasions.The list is maintained by Historic England and is available online through the National Heritage List for England (2).Applications for new entries and to remove or amend an existing entry are made to Historic England.If a building is considered by the Secretary of State (for Culture, Media and Sport) to be of special architectural or historic interest it will be included in a list of such buildings.