Historic Interest

"To be of special historic interest a building or asset must illustrate important aspects of the nation’s social, economic, cultural, or military history and/or have close historical associations with nationally important people. There should normally be some quality of interest in the physical fabric of the building itself to justify the statutory protection afforded by listing."

Historic England

An asset has historic interest if it is connected with the social, economic and cultural growth of your district or Greater Manchester. It may also be associated with a person or event that plays a significant role in the development of local or regional cultural heritage.

This can include (but is not limited to) schools, places of worship, leisure and entertainment sites, buildings, and sites associated with the LGBTQ+ community, commercial and public buildings, institutions, buildings associated with societies and social movements and sites that reflect the contribution made to an area through immigration and migrant communities.

Ask yourself……

  • Roughly how old is this asset?
  • What was it originally used for?
  • Have there been any other uses of the asset?
  • Who used / uses the asset?
  • Do the uses of the asset relate to an important local industry, person, group or event?
  • Does the asset add to the story of the history of the district?
  • Does the asset tell us about ways of life in the past?