Help Record the Condition of Grade II Listed Buildings

When it launches nationally in the summer, this project will support groups of volunteers across England to assess local Grade II listed buildings.

Volunteers with clipboards on a street in Broadland, Norfolk
In 2013, volunteers in Broadland, Norfolk surveyed Grade II listed buildings and identified which were at risk. Picture shows Mike Cowdrey, Tim Prail, Judith Havens, Ann Buck and Tony Shaw. © Historic England

What’s involved?

Our condition survey will prompt you to consider a range of building elements such as the roof, windows and walls. You'll record your assessment of these, together with your judgement of the overall condition, using an online form or our app. 

There will be two ways to submit your assessments:

  • You'll carry out your assessments on your mobile phone or a tablet using the app which will be made available when the national project is under way. 
  • Or, you'll print out forms to fill in and then submit your assessment on the website later.

Once your assessment is online, it will be shared with local planning authorities to help them identify those Grade II buildings most in need.

What you can do now

There are some things you can do, even before we launch the project nationally. You can:

  • Contact us for further information at [email protected].
  • Watch the short training film below to get an idea of what's involved.
  • Read our volunteer guidance for more detail about what's involved in an assessment along with some top tips for assessors.
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Historic England Condition Survey Team

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