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Commemorative Structures

Front cover for Designation Listing Selection Guide: Commemorative Structures

Designation Listing Selection Guide

A guide to outline the selection criteria used when designating commemorative structures.

This selection guide concentrates on memorials, monuments and statues situated outdoors. Internal memorials in churches are not individually designated, but are covered within the listing of the building within which they are located. Some practical items erected as memorials, like fountains, will be found under the Street Furniture selection guide. Chapels in cemeteries and crematoria are briefly covered under Places of Worship. For our approach to the archaeological designation of earlier monuments from the Middle Ages and before, consult the Commemorative and Funerary Sites 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 commemorative structures for designation
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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