Architectural and Artistic Interest

The intrinsic design and aesthetic value of an asset relating to local and/or national styles, materials, construction and craft techniques, or any other distinctive characteristics. This is the aesthetic contribution of the asset to the area. It is not necessarily the beauty of something, an object which is of a key architectural style could be considered. This is used together with Historic Value to determine whether an asset is suitable for statutory listing.

  1. Does the asset reflect the character of the area in terms of style, development pattern or the use of local materials?
  2. Does the asset contain particular features typical of a local construction style or details of interest?
  3. Is the asset beautiful or architecturally interesting?
  4. Does the building represent a rare or unusual style, or a unique survival of one that was formerly common in the area?
  5. Does the asset enhance the local area and would the character of the local area be diminished by the loss of the building or site?
  6. Is the asset the work of an architect with an established local, regional or national reputation?
  7. Is it an important feature of a locally or regionally important designed landscape?
  8. Is it a good example of an innovative construction technique and/or use of material?
  9. Is the asset an example of an important architectural style?
  10. How complete is the building/structure/ site? 
  11. Is the building a local landmark, having clear dominance of the street scene, or landscape? E.g. a church tower, market clock or a daymark used by sailors.
  12. Does the building have ‘group value’, this is where it forms part of a group of buildings which together as a whole have importance, for example a farmhouse, farm workers housing and a model farm, or a terrace of workers cottages.
  13. Communal Aesthetic Value: Is the asset type unique to Cornwall (an example might be a Plen an Gwari, which is only found in Cornwall)
  14. Communal Aesthetic Value: Does the asset contribute to the distinctiveness of Cornwall.? (an example might be an Engine House, which whilst not unique to Cornwall, is a distinctive feature of some areas and developed in Cornwall.)Note: The Condition of the asset should not be a factor in considering its designation.

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