Landmark status

Structures and sites may be nominated because of their strong visual prominence, aesthetic appearance, communal value or historic associations which therefore have a landmark, iconic or focal point status. Landmark status alone is unlikely to be sufficient for an asset to achieve local listing designation without additional compelling evidence in support of other criteria.

Examples might include a significant focal point in a town, such as a clock tower; or an important gathering place or site of worship, such as a mosque or church.

Helpful Questions

  • How prominent is the asset in the townscape or landscape?
  • Is the site well known and well loved by local people?
  • Can the asset demonstrate strong historical, architectural or aesthetic qualities beyond being well known?
  • Does the asset have communal or spiritual value, or does it illustrate diversity within Buckinghamshire?