The county of West Sussex in South East England has 176 Grade I listed buildings. Such buildings are described by English Heritage, the authority responsible for their designation, as "of exceptional interest [and] sometimes considered to be internationally important". Grade I is the highest of the three grades of listed status in England: about 2.5% (or 9,300) of the country's 374,000 listed buildings have this designation.

West Sussex and its buildings

Districts of West Sussex

West Sussex, a non-metropolitan county, is divided for administrative purposes into seven local government districts, as marked on the map:

  1. Worthing
  2. Arun
  3. Chichester
  4. Horsham
  5. Crawley
  6. Mid Sussex
  7. Adur

Listed buildings in England

In England, a building or structure is defined as "listed" when it is placed on a statutory register of buildings of "special architectural or historic interest" by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, a Government department, in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (a successor to the 1947 act).[1] English Heritage, a non-departmental public body, acts as an agency of this department to administer the process and advise the department on relevant issues.[2] There are three grades of listing status. Grade I, the highest, is defined as being of "exceptional interest"; Grade II* is used for "particularly important buildings of more than special interest"; and Grade II, the lowest, is used for buildings of "special interest".[3] As of July 2009, about 374,000 buildings in England were listed. Around 92% of these had the lowest designation, Grade II; 5.5% were listed at Grade II*; and about 2.5% had the highest grade.[3]

Listed status gives buildings a degree of protection from unapproved alteration, demolition or other changes.[3] Local authorities must consult English Heritage when an application for alteration of a Grade I-listed building is made.[4]






Mid Sussex



  1. ^ a b c d e f g The date given is the date used by Historic England as significant for the initial building or that of an important part in the structure's description.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Sometimes known as OSGB36, the grid reference is based on the British national grid reference system used by the Ordnance Survey.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g The "List Entry Number" is a unique number assigned to each listed building and scheduled monument by Historic England.



  1. ^ "Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (c. 9)". The UK Statute Law Database. Ministry of Justice. 24 May 1990. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "History of English Heritage". English Heritage. 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Listed Buildings". English Heritage. 2010. Archived from the original on 24 January 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Planning Advice". English Heritage. 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Bristow, Paul (27 July 1984). "List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest: District of Adur" (PDF). Department of the Environment. Retrieved 18 February 2010. 

External links

Media related to Grade I listed buildings in West Sussex at Wikimedia Commons