Grade I listed buildings in West Sussex

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The county of West Sussex in South East England has 176 Grade I listed buildings. Such buildings are described by English Heritage, the authority responsible for their designation, as "of exceptional interest [and] sometimes considered to be internationally important". Grade I is the highest of the three grades of listed status in England: about 2.5% (or 9,300) of the country's 374,000 listed buildings have this designation.

West Sussex and its buildings

Districts of West Sussex

West Sussex, a non-metropolitan county, is divided for administrative purposes into seven local government districts, as marked on the map:

  1. Worthing
  2. Arun
  3. Chichester
  4. Horsham
  5. Crawley
  6. Mid Sussex
  7. Adur

Listed buildings in England

In England, a building or structure is defined as "listed" when it is placed on a statutory register of buildings of "special architectural or historic interest" by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, a Government department, in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (a successor to the 1947 act).[1] English Heritage, a non-departmental public body, acts as an agency of this department to administer the process and advise the department on relevant issues.[2] There are three grades of listing status. Grade I, the highest, is defined as being of "exceptional interest"; Grade II* is used for "particularly important buildings of more than special interest"; and Grade II, the lowest, is used for buildings of "special interest".[3] As of July 2009, about 374,000 buildings in England were listed. Around 92% of these had the lowest designation, Grade II; 5.5% were listed at Grade II*; and about 2.5% had the highest grade.[3]

Listed status gives buildings a degree of protection from unapproved alteration, demolition or other changes.[3] Local authorities must consult English Heritage when an application for alteration of a Grade I-listed building is made.[4]






Mid Sussex



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The date given is the date used by Historic England as significant for the initial building or that of an important part in the structure's description.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Sometimes known as OSGB36, the grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system used by the Ordnance Survey.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 The "List Entry Number" is a unique number assigned to each listed building and scheduled monument by Historic England.



  1. "Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)". The UK Statute Law Database. Ministry of Justice. 24 May 1990. Retrieved 3 March 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "History of English Heritage". English Heritage. 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Listed Buildings". English Heritage. 2010. Retrieved 26 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Planning Advice". English Heritage. 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Bristow, Paul (27 July 1984). "List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: District of Adur" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 18 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Media related to Grade I listed buildings in West Sussex at Wikimedia Commons