HC Deb 28 January 1959 vol 598 c128W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, whether his department now has a list of small houses or cottages of architectural or artistic rarity which should be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations; and whether such a list is available for inspection.

Mr. Bevins

My right hon. Friend is required by Section 30 of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947, to compile for the guidance of local planning authorities in England and Wales lists of buildings of special architectural or historic interest. Lists are prepared for each county borough and county district, and the completed list is deposited with the clerk of the council, who is asked to make it available for inspection. Copies are also sent to the national libraries, local antiquarian societies, the county archivist, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and other interested bodies. With each statutory list a supplementary list is issued which includes buildings of rather lesser interest.

Statutory lists contain the address of each building, but they do not distinguish small houses and cottages from other listed buildings.