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Locally listed buildings

Last Modified June 17, 2014

2 St Nicholas Close, Elstree (a modern house in a wooded setting, designed by Sir Norman Foster)We maintain a list of Locally Important Buildings in Hertsmere, which includes over 300 buildings of local significance. Inclusion on the local list provides extra protection for buildings which are not on the national register of listed buildings.

Locally listed buildings are important buildings or structures of historical, or architectural, interest to the local community. Although they may not be of sufficient merit to be designated as Grade I, II* or II buildings on the statutory list, they can still have an important role in defining the character and appearance of an area. 

We define locally listed The Former British School, Theobald Street, Borehamwood (a small former school building, now disused)buildings as those that contribute to a streetscape or rural landscape, or that may be of interest because of an historic connection or some other local community significance.

Our list of Locally Important Buildings was developed in consultation with the public and heritage groups and contains 372 entries, comprising of a wide range of buildings, monuments and other structures, from a Sir Norman Foster designed house that was used in the film A Clockwork Orange (pictured top right) to a 19th century building that was originally used to house old Boreham Wood's National School (pictured right).

The list identifies these buildings and structures so that they can be afforded extra protection through the planning process. This means that there will be a presumption against the demolition and redevelopment of 3 & 4 Church Farm Cottages, Church Lane, Aldenham (a pair of black-painted timber cottages)buildings and structures on the list, and an additional basis for us to reject poorly designed or unsympathetic extensions and external alterations. 

You can see our list of Locally Important Buildings here:

or visit our offices (details below) or any libraries in the borough.The Chapel, Porters Park Drive, Shenley (a modern yellow brick church)


Although the List of Locally Important Buildings is now finalised, you can  still nominate a building to be considered when the list is next reviewed. Please email local.plan@hertsmere.gov.uk or write to the Policy and Transport Team at the address below. 

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