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. 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.
This is used together with Architectural or Artistic Value to determine whether an asset is suitable for statutory listing, and with Archaeological Value for designation as a Scheduled Monument.
- Does the asset or site reflect a particular event in the area?
- Does the asset or site have associations with particular well-known people?
- Is the asset associated with a recognisable type of historic development, such as the establishment and growth of particular industries?
- Is the asset or site associated with a particular group or organisation?
- Does the asset, site or structure have evidence for an earlier use or relate to an earlier use of the land? For example, Industrial uses?
- Does the asset, site or structure reflect the growth or historic layout of a place?
- Does the asset feature in historic artwork, images or a film of note?
- Communal Historic Value: Does the asset have spiritual value, for example being associated with a particular religion or belief system?
- Communal Historic Value: Is the asset or site regarded by the local or a wider community as an important resource, as a place of collective memory or as somewhere which represents the spirit of a place?
- Communal Historic Value: Is the relationship of the asset with the landscape or socio-economic history of Cornwall an intrinsic part of its importance?
Note: The Condition of the asset should not be a factor in considering its designation.