When buildings are listed they are placed on statutory lists of buildings of 'special architectural or historic interest' compiled by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990| on advice from Historic England|.
Not all the items listed are what we might naturally think of as attractive - some are included purely for their historical value. Some are not even what we would usually consider to be buildings, such as bridges, milestones and sundials.
You must always remember that normally all buildings and structures at an address on "the List" are "listed".
Find out if a building in Calderdale is listed
The National Monuments Record Centre administers a national database of listed buildings: National Heritage List for England| . The entries in the database provide the 'grade' of listing, as well as a brief description of the exterior (and interior where applicable) features which led to the listing.
Spot listing applications
If a historic building or site is not currently on the National Heritage List for England, but you believe that it should be protected by being listed, you can apply online: Spot listing applications|