What is a statutorily listed building?

A statutory listed building is a building or structure which the Government thinks is of special architectural or historical interest. This listing gives a building legal protection from demolition, extensions and alterations which would destroy historic features or affect its character.

The whole of a building is listed - the exterior and interior, together with any outhouse, wall or other structure built before 1 July 1948 within the grounds of the building.

Statutory listed buildings are graded to show their importance:

  • Grade I - buildings of exceptional quality; Coventry has 21 Grade I Listed Buildings, including St. Mary's Guildhall and Ford's Hospital.
  • Grade II* - particularly important buildings; Coventry has 28 Grade II* Listed Buildings, including Bond's Hospital and Blue Coat School.
  • Grade II - the majority of listed buildings of special interest; Coventry has over 350 Grade II Listed Buildings, including Coventry railway station and the Council House.

Download a list of statutorily listed buildings in Coventry.

A map showing listed buildings in Coventry can be found on the Historic England website.


Address: PO Box 15
Council House
Earl Street