Listed Buildings of Brighton & Hove

Park Crescent 75 x 75Adelaide Crescent smallPortslade old village squareSussex Square 75 x 75Brunswick Square

Listed Buildings are buildings which the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport has deemed to have special architectural or historic interest and which are compiled in a register published by the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). The Council does not list buildings.

The full register is available for inspection in the Customer Service Centres and a Summary List [PDF 504kb] has been compiled.

Where a building is listed, formal ‘listed building consent’ is required from the council for any works that would affect it’s special character. These works can include demolition, alterations or extensions to the building including works to the building’s interior.  It is a criminal offence to carry out such works without first obtaining this consent. The listing of a building implies that it will be preserved as far as possible and there is a strong presumption against demolition. Alterations are not ruled out, but the listing will ensure that the special architectural or historic interest of the building is taken into account when an application is made.

From time to time amendments may be made to the List; at such times this summary list will be updated and any new listed buildings will be highlighted here. For further advice check with the Heritage Team at if a particular building has been added, deleted, upgraded or downgraded. Buildings are graded to show their relative importance:

Grade I : These are buildings of exceptional interest
Grade II* : These are particularly important buildings of more than special interest
Grade II : These are buildings of special interest which warrant every effort being made to preserve them

The listed building controls apply to all buildings equally, irrespective of their grade, the following documents may be downloaded which give further advice on listed buildings:

SPGBH 11 Listed Building interiors [PDF 205kb]
SPGBH 19 Listed Fire Precaution Works to Listed Buildings [PDF 151kb]