This will be assessed against local characteristics and the wider context. 

Buckinghamshire has a number of important archaeological monuments and buildings which have not been designated by Historic England, but which are none the less highly significant. Examples include a Bronze Age barrow cemetery in Marlow, World War I practice trenches in Medmenham, and nationally-important medieval ridge and furrow earthworks in Aylesbury Vale.

Equally some asset types such as Rothschild buildings are uniquely common in Buckinghamshire and contribute to local character and narratives.

Helpful Questions

  • To the best of your knowledge is the building or site a rare surviving or relatively unaltered example of its type?
  • Is the asset unusual and important, locally, nationally or internationally?
  • If the building or site is a common feature of the local area, does it contribute to a strong sense of local character and place?