Which buildings are listed?

The Heritage of Woking is a historic conservation compendium (as amended in 2000). This document lists the buildings of architectural and historic significance in Woking. It details measures to protect listed buildings and provides guidance on the retention of locally listed buildings. It also contains appendices of Conservation Areas, additional planning controls in Conservation Areas, ancient monuments and historic gardens/landscape in Woking.

Please be aware that since publication of The Heritage of Woking in 2000, some of the information in the document has become out of date.

English Heritage (EH) administers the listing system on behalf of the Secretary of State. Their Heritage Gateway provides an online search facility.

Decisions as to which buildings are listed are taken by the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, who is required by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 to compile or approve a list of buildings of special architectural or historic interest.

Woking Borough Council has discounted its grant award scheme (as of April 2007) for the repair of historic buildings. However, the Surrey Historic Building Trust administers an award scheme for the repair of historic buildings.

More information regarding statutory listed buildings and Conservation Areas can be found on the Conservation Areas and listed buildings web page.