Buildings and structures can display a wealth of information, through both functional and stylistic elements, about the society that created them, as well as being focal points within the local landscape or townscape. When the idea of local listing is discussed, most people‚Äôs first thought will be about buildings and structures, as these are the asset type that can be designated for protection by national listing, if they are of special importance.

Any undesignated building or structure can be nominated for inclusion on the Local Heritage List. This includes residential, commercial and industrial buildings, public or private buildings, religious buildings, stand-alone structures such as wells, water pumps, village crosses, etc., including follies and non-commemorative monuments.