Architectural and Artistic Interest describes both the intrinsic design and the aesthetic value of an asset relating to style, materials, construction and craft techniques, or any other distinctive characteristics. Any asset may have architectural or artistic interest, although this is less likely for archaeological sites. These may still contain elements that add to the overall character of the asset and the local area.
Architectural and Artistic Interest can arise from conscious design or fortuitously from the way the heritage asset has evolved. More specifically, architectural interest is an interest in the art or science of the design, construction, craft and decoration of structures of all types. Artistic interest is an interest in other human creative skills, like sculpture.
When considering the Architectural or Artistic Interest of the heritage asset you would like to nominate, think about what materials have been used, whether it conforms to an identifiable style, if there are any decorative elements, or if a known designer was responsible for its creation.