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Last edited 01 Nov 2018
Historic buildings definition
- Listed buildings.
- Buildings situated in conservation areas.
- Buildings which are of architectural and historical interest and which are referred to as a material consideration in a local authority’s development plan.
- Buildings of architectural and historical interest within national parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty, and world heritage sites.
- Vernacular buildings of traditional form and construction.
An historic building is generally considered to be a building or structure that has some kind of 'historic value', i.e. people in the present are connected to it via past events in some way. This value warrants it being afforded consideration in planning decisions that have to be made concerning it.
A building may hold special historic interest because of its importance with respect to a particular historical event or period, or be associated with nationally important people. Alternatively, there might be special historic interest in the building itself, i.e. its construction methods, design, architectural significance, and so on.
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