Law and Government Buildings
Designation Listing Selection Guide
This selection guide covers civic buildings at a local and a national level. These comprise town halls, law courts, police stations, fire stations and central government buildings, all of which were built in large numbers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the role of the state expanded. Prisons are grouped here because of their obvious functional links with policing and the legal system, and so too stocks and whipping posts.
Museums and public libraries are covered separately under the Culture and Entertainment selection guide, while municipal sporting facilities are considered in the Sport and Recreation selection guide.
This is one of a series of guides which set out some of our approaches to designating buildings. Covering twenty broad categories of building types, they including historical overviews and special considerations for listing, plus select bibliographies. They are primarily intended to develop understanding of designated buildings and structures, and to offer insight into designation decision making.
- Introduction and definitions
- Historical summary
- Specific considerations when considering law and government buildings for designation
- Select bibliography
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
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