Statutory listed buildings

Buildings of national architectural or historic interest in Croydon. Listed building consent is required to do work to one of these buildings.

Statutory listed buildings are considered to be nationally important because of their history or architecture. Details of all listed buildings in England are contained in the National Heritage List for England (NHLE), which is administered by Historic England. There are currently 168 statutory listed buildings in Croydon.

The listing covers the whole building, including:

  • the exterior of the listed building
  • the interior of the listed building 
  • its fixtures and fittings
  • attached structures, buildings and extensions
  • buildings or structures on land attached to the building (its curtilage)

Further information about listing is available from Historic England, including how to nominate a building for listing.

Check if a building is listed

Find out if your building is listed by checking the Council’s list (PDF, 111.7KB), or Historic England’s website.

Listed buildings consent and building works affecting listed buildings

Statutory listed buildings benefit from additional protection in order to conserve their special architectural or historic interest. Listed building consent is required to do works to a listed building that may affect its special architectural of historic interest. This can include simple works for example repairs to a building if they are not exactly like-for-like. It includes works to the interior of a listed building and to structures within the curtilage of a listed building.

It is a criminal offence to undertake works that require listed building consent without the necessary consents in place. It is always best to check with the council before undertaking works to a listed building.

Follow the step-by-step guide to make a planning application as a homeowner to find out how to seek pre-application advice from the council and to apply for listed building consent. 

Always check whether planning permission is required before carrying out any building work. The requirements for planning permission are different where the work would affect a listed building (or is within the grounds of a listed building). For more information check the Planning Portal

When deciding whether to grant planning permission for development affecting a listed building or its setting, or whether to grant listed building consent, the Council must take into account the need to preserve or enhance the building’s special architectural or historic interest. Proposals should be designed to preserve or enhance that special interest.

Buildings at risk

If a listed building has been damaged or its condition has seriously deteriorated, urgent works might be required in the interests of public safety or to protect the building from further harm. You must contact the Council’s conservation officer before carrying out any urgent works to ensure the correct procedure is followed.

Unauthorised works to a listed building or concerns about works that don’t look right can be reported to the Council’s Planning Enforcement team. Anyone carrying out unauthorised works to a listed building could be liable for a criminal offence.