Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Mapping Listed Buildings

England's Grade I Listed Buildings is a CartoDB map of historically and architecturally important buildings in England. If you live in Scotland then you will probably be more interested in the Historic Buildings of Scotland map, which shows category A listed buildings north of the border.

In the UK buildings that are deemed to have a special historical, archaeological, architectural or artistic interest can be given 'listed building' protection. The listing is designed to protect important buildings which may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission.

Grade I listed buildings in England are those buildings which are of exceptional importance. Therefore you can use the English map to discover the location of interesting buildings throughout England. The map includes quick links to zoom to cities with a high proportion of grade I listed buildings. If you click on a marker you can view a building's name and view a static Street View picture of the building.

The Scottish map shows category A listed buildings. This map also provides quick links to zoom to towns with a high proportion of listed buildings. If you select a building on the map an information window opens with a link to the building's page on Historic Scotland.

Rijksmonumenten are national heritage sites in the Netherlands that have been listed by the agency Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE). Rijksmonumenten.info has created a Google Map of all the 61,000 listed buildings.

You can search the map by type of listed building, including windmills, castles, churches, houses, public buildings, bridges, farms and forts. If you click on a building's map marker you can view details about the listed building. Many of the buildings are accompanied by an image slide-show and some even include 360° panoramic photographs of the interior.

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