List of oldest buildings in the United Kingdom


This article lists the oldest extant freestanding buildings in the United Kingdom. In order to qualify for the list a structure must: * be a recognisable building * either incorporate features of building work from the claimed date to at least in height and/or be a
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. * incorporate features of building work of the above nature that date from no later than 1300 AD. Roads are excluded although other structures such as bridges may be included if they otherwise fulfil the above criteria.

Before 500 BC

500 BC to 500 AD

500 AD to 1000 AD

11th century

12th century

13th century

Ancient chapel of St.Andrew, Maghull, Merseyside. Built in 13th Century. Grade II* listed.

See also

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* A crowd-sourced project to map the hillforts of Britain a ...
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* Newgrange, one of Ireland's oldest buildings dating from c. 3100 BC *
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, one of Jersey's oldest buildings dating from c. 3500 BC *
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