Historic/Listed Buildings

Breckland district is fortunate to possess a rich and diverse architectural heritage, displaying the use of a wide range of materials, dictated prior to industrialism by the immediate geology and landscape. Typically, one would observe the use of brick, flint, chalk, clay lump and timber framing for walling with thatch; clay tiles and, in later years following industrialism, slates for roofing.

Many such buildings within the District are listed as buildings of Architectural or Historic importance. Such lists are compiled byHistoric England (opens in a new window) which as a result afford a high degree of protection. The Breckland list includes over 1600 buildings, which in the event of any proposals, other than like for like repairs, will require the benefit of Listed Building Consent.  Listed Buildings can be viewed on the Council mapping system which can be found under My Breckland

Older buildings will usually require a higher degree of maintenance, in comparison with a modern property, which will often involve repairs to the fabric to ensure it's longevity.

In the meantime, owners of Listed Buildings may find the following sites of some interest [these sites may include further links to other applicable sites]

We have also created a library of our popular range of Leaflets which can be accessed from ourAdvice Sheets page


For advice on how to get a building considered for Listing, De-Listing, Re-Grading or amending a description please contactHistoric England Listing (opens in a new window)

Historic England have created a National Heritage List for England (April 2011). Historic England - National Heritage List for England (opens in a new window) is an online database which brings together information on all nationally designated heritage assets in one place for the first time.

Last updated: 28/10/2019 08:47:04