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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Why a building or place is listed

Why we list heritage assets

Listing provides legal recognition of a building or place’s significance to Jersey’s heritage. It is intended to make sure that the essential character of the asset is protected through the planning system, to ensure that it can be enjoyed by future generations.

Buildings and places of special interest

Buildings and places are listed in Jersey because they have a special interest that is of public importance. Most of them will be listed because they are of special historical or architectural interest, and others may have archaeological or cultural significance.
Jersey Heritage act as the Government’s principal adviser on the heritage value of buildings and places in the Island. They carry out this work through an agreement with the Department of the Environment.
The Minister for the Environment has set out the criteria that are to be used to decide whether buildings and places are of special heritage interest.


Criteria for listing buildings and places

What do the grades mean

As part of the assessment of its heritage value, each listed building or place will be assigned a grade. All listed buildings and places are of special interest but the grade provides an indication of the significance of the asset.

Listed building or place (Grade 1)

Buildings and places of exceptional public and heritage interest to Jersey and of more than Island wide importance, being outstanding examples of a particular historical period, architectural style, building type or archaeological site.

Listed building or place (Grade 2)

Buildings and places of special public and heritage interest to Jersey, being important, high quality examples of a particular historical period, architectural style, building type or archaeological site, that are either substantially unaltered or whose alterations contribute to the special interest.

Listed building or place (Grade 3)

Buildings and places of special public and heritage interest to Jersey, being important, good quality examples of a particular historical period, architectural style, building type, or archaeological site; but with alternations that reduce the special interest and/or have particular elements worthy of Listing.

Listed building or place (Grade 4)

Buildings and places of special public and heritage interest to Jersey, being good example of a particular historical period, architectural style or building type; but defined particularly for the exterior characteristics and contribution to townscape, landscape or group value.

Other sites of special interest

Places of special botanical, ecological, geological, scientific or zoological importance are also designated as Sites of Special Interest and are protected as environmental assets.

Environmental and geological Sites of Special Interest

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