Listed Buildings

There are more than 1,000 listed buildings in Mole Valley.

A listed building can be a house, wall, public building, monument, memorial or any structure that is included on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic interest.

A list of the buildings, organised on a parish basis, has been compiled by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, as advised by Historic England.

Inclusion on the list means that the structure is given special protection through legislation contained in the Planning Acts.

It is a criminal offence to carry out work which needs listed building consent without obtaining it beforehand.

Submitting a planning application for a listed building (Listed Building Consent)

If you wish to carry out work that affects a Listed Building, you will need to submit an application via the Planning Portal, or by email or post direct to Mole Valley District Council. More information about submitting an application can be found at Submitting a Planning Application.

The National Heritage List for England

Historic England maintain the National Heritage List online database, which brings together information on all nationally designated heritage assets in one place. This includes:

  • Listed Buildings
  • Scheduled Monuments
  • Protected Wreck Sites
  • Registered Parks and Gardens
  • Registered Battlefields

We are not responsible for the statutory listing of buildings.

You can apply for a heritage asset to be protected by designation, including listing buildings, through the Historic England website

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More information

We are unable to provide conservation and historic building pre-application advice. However, specialist advice can be found using the links below.

If you are in any doubt about the need to obtain planning permission for the proposed work to the listed building, you should submit a Certificate of Lawfulness for a Listed Building.

Email for further information.