A ‘listed building’ is a building, object or structure of national importance for its special architectural or historic interest.
A listed building features on a special register called the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. This is owned and maintained by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
You can search all listed buildings and structures in England on the National Heritage List for England.
You can find out more general information about listed buildings on the Historic England website.
Interesting facts about listed buildings in Swindon
Listed buildings in the borough range from the Cotswold style stone buildings of Castle Eaton in the north to the thatched chalk downland cottages of Badbury and Bishopstone in the south.
The oldest listed building in the borough is Inglesham Church, parts of which are over 800 years old. The youngest listed building is the 1933 tomb of George Jackson Churchward in the graveyard at Christ Church in Old Town.
Euclid Street School, built in 1897 for the Swindon School Board, was added to the list in December 2001.
Apply for listed building consent
Listed buildings are protected by law. This means you need to apply for listed building consent if you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building in a manner that might affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest.
You can visit the Planning Portal website to:
For further information about listed buildings, you can e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.