Buildings In Ireland
does listing mean?
buildings are a constant reminder to all of the work and way of life of earlier
generations and a precious resource for future generations to enjoy.
The country's rich historic and architectural inheritance is identified and protected
through a process of listing. Under the Planning ( Northern Ireland) Order 1991
the Department of Environment has a statutory duty to compile lists of buildings
of special architectural or historic interest.
Listing ensures that the architectural and historic interest of the building is
considered carefully before any alterations to the exterior or interior can be
sanctioned. It aims to achieve proper care and maintenance and to ensure that
such buildings continue to be used and enjoyed.
The lists comprise a wide variety of structures - from mansions to simple cottages
and bridges to post boxes.
Buildings can be listed because of:
architectural merit or method of construction
The older a building the more likely it is to be listed.
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