Historic Interest

Historic interest might be related to personal, local, regional, national or international themes.

To consider when you are commenting on HISTORIC INTEREST:

  • Does the asset or site reflect a particular event in the area?
  • Does the asset or site have associations with particular well-known people, groups or organisations?
  • Is the asset connected to an important part of the area's historic development?
  • Does the asset feature in historic artwork, images or a film of note?

To consider when you are commenting on MAKING HISTORY

  • Describe the value of this asset to the community. What role is this asset playing in developing community identity now or in the recent past.

Please prefix the text you enter for each statement with [Historic Interest] or [Making History] as applicable

A significant historical association of local or national note, including links to important local figures, may enhance the significance of a heritage asset. Blue Plaque and similar schemes may be relevant. Social and communal interest may be regarded as a sub-set of historic interest but has special value in local listing. (see the Making History criteria)

As noted in the PPG: ‘Heritage assets … can also provide meaning for communities derived from their 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.

Note: the condition of the asset should not be a factor in considering its designation.