An asset with strong communal or historical associations, or because it has especially striking aesthetic value, may be singled out as a landmark within the local area. Any heritage asset could be considered as a landmark if it has a special significance for the surrounding community and is a well-known feature of the landscape or townscape. For instance, a surviving chimney from a Victorian factory may illustrate the town’s industrial past or alternatively a village square may have acted as a communal meeting place for important events.
When investigating if the asset you wish to nominate has Landmark Status, think about how well-known it is to local people, or if it has particular associations with an important individual, group of event. Is it a place that embodies the character or interests of the local community or celebrates a special moment in its history? Does the asset stand out as a particularly good example of its type or is it the last or only one to survive in the area? It may even be worth looking at submitting especially prominent landmark assets to Historic England’s National List.