Buildings and structures can be listed if they
are considered to have special character, architectural or historic
merit are nationally important and worthy of preservation. The
older a building is the more likely it is to be listed.
There are 121 listed buildings in Knowsley. 1
Grade I, 4 Grade II Star, the remaining 116 are Grade
II. English Heritage is responsible for listing buildings of
national importance. Further details can be found on the English
heritage web site.
Categories of listed buildings:
- Grade I buildings are of exceptional interest, sometimes
considered to be internationally important.
- Grade II Star buildings are particularly important buildings of
more than special interest.
- Grade II buildings are nationally important and of special
If you wish to carry out alterations to a listed building, we
strongly advise you to contact the planning and building control section for further advice and
guidance or take a look at our frequently asked questions about listed