Listed buildings

Historic England are the organisation responsible for listing buildings and structures. There are almost 2500 listed buildings on the Isle of Wight. Structures such as bridges, memorials, telephone kiosks and gravestones are also included. Buildings are listed for several reasons including:

  • architectural interest
  • historic interest
  • close historical associations with nationally important people/events
  • group value.


Listed buildings are graded to show their importance. The following grading types are:
  • grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest
  • grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest
  • grade II are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them.

Local list

As well as the national listing process, buildings and structures can be locally listed by us. A local listing does not give the same level of protection as a national listing. It recognises the value local heritage contributes to an area’s local distinctiveness and sense of place. 

View our local list.