Historic Interest

A significant historical association of local or national note, including links to acknowledged important figures or events, for example landowner, commemorative event, charity, ecclesiastical or other community group or former resident.  Social and communal interest has special value in local listing as it provides meaning for communities derived from collective experience of a place and can symbolise wider values such as faith and cultural identity.  It therefore relates to places perceived as a source of local identity, distinctiveness, social interaction and coherence, contributing to the ‘collective memory’ of a place.