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Listed buildings

A building is listed when it is of special historical or architectural interest to the area. Listed buildings can range from minor structures like telephone kiosks through to internationally recognised buildings.

If listed, both the interior and exterior are protected. Objects or structures attached to, or within the grounds of the building which have formed part of the land since before 1 July 1948, are also protected.

Find out if a property is listed

You can view listed buildings on our Interactive planning map. You can also search on the  Historic England website

It's important to note that information is only indicative and you should always seek confirmation from our conservation officer if you're unsure of the extent to which a property is listed.

Make alterations to a listed building

If you plan to alter, extend or demolish any part of a listed building, you may need to apply for listed building consent. This includes internal alterations, and may include repairs and maintenance work. 

'Like for like' repairs might not require listed building consent but must match the original construction in terms of materials, design, techniques and workmanship. It is an offence to carry out works to a listed building without listed building consent and we may take action against any unauthorised works. 

You might need to apply for planning permission in addition to listed building consent and applications are often considered together. There is no fee for listed building consent.

Advice and help from us

Always check with a¬†conservation officer to see if the work you are planning needs listed building consent.  We can also advise on 'sympathetic' repair techniques.

The council has also published a series of design guidance notes to help applicants and owners of historic buildings. 

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas in the Staffordshire Moorlands [2MB]

Repairs and Alterations to Historic Buildings [1MB]

Windows and Doors - Repair and Replacement [644KB]

Pointing Your Jointing [950KB]

Conversions [1MB]

Agricultural Buildings [1MB]

New Dwellings and Extensions [2MB]

Listed buildings at risk

We maintain a local register of all listed buildings which are considered to be at risk through vacancy, under-use, neglect or structural repair.

Historic England also publish a national 'Heritage at Risk' register which contains Grade I and II* listed buildings or structures known to be 'at risk' through neglect and delay.