HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 cc206-7W
Mr. David Price

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many buildings of special architectural or historic interest in England are currently classified as grade I and grade II, respectively, under the Town and County Planning Act; how many of the grade II buildings are classified as grade II*; how many buildings are on the supplementary (grade III) list; and how many churches are classified as A and B, respectively.

Mr. Monro

At 30 September 1979 the number of buildings listed as of architectural or historic interest was:

Grade I 5,199
Grade II 260,417
About 19,000 of the grade II buildings are listed as II*. The grade III classification has not been used since mid-1970; at that time there were 141,482, but many of these have since been regraded.

Only Anglican churches were classified A, B or C. All still classified in this way are included within the grade II total above, but information on their numbers is not available. Since the current resurvey began in 1970 all Anglican churches, as with churches of other denominations, are being graded numerically where listing is merited.