Could Banksy artwork be listed?

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In December 2010, Abbey Road Crossing was given a Grade II Listed status. Although not a building as such, the roadway itself and the painted stripes were deemed by English Heritage as capable of being Listed as a structure.

More recently, a post-graduate law student from Bristol has carried out a study to find whether the graffiti artwork by ‘Banksy’ could in fact be listed so as to preserve iconic pieces for the future.

There are a number of listed structures that are probably not ‘the norm’ of what the general public may expect. The Severn Bridge for example is Grade I listed, along with a stone carved bear in Cumbria, a large number of lamp posts across the country and even a racing pigeon loft in Tyne and Wear!

If you intend to work on a Listed Building, make sure to talk it through with us first to ensure that you go about the project in the right manner.

Remember – the interior of a Listed building is also protected and so you will need Listed Building Consent before carrying out changes to any walls, doors and even skirting boards, architraves and other decorative woodwork. If you need any assistance with works to a Listed Building, then use our contact page here to get in touch to discuss your project.

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