The majority of listed buildings are privately owned and occupied and are not open to the public. The presence of an entry on this website in no way implies that access will be possible for visitors. Most privately owned listed buildings can be viewed from the adjacent street or are on publicly accessible land, but many are not.
Please respect the rights of property owners and tenants if you want to view any listed building. In particular, please do not attempt to gain access to private property in order to view a building unless you have explicit permission to do so, and please do not pester residents of buildings in order to try and get permision!
Part of the reason for this website is to allow people to submit their own photos of listed buildings. However, it's important that any photos published here are taken in accordance with both the law and respect for building occupants. Please see the Photo Guidelines page for some detailed principles that we ask photographers to follow when submitting photos to this site.
You should not rely on the information on this website as a definitive guide to the status of any building. With nearly half a million entries, there are bound to be some errors (some of which are our fault and some of which are there because the underlying data is wrong!). In particular, the absence of a building from this website cannot be taken as proof that it is not listed. You could be at risk of legal action if you carry out unauthorised work to a listed building, so if you have any reason to believe that a building may be listed, whether or not it is included here, you should contact your local authority for advice.
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