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Industrial Structures

Front cover for Designation Listing Selection Guide: Industrial Structures

Designation Listing Selection Guide

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

Because of the large numbers of surviving industrial buildings, the greatest care needs to be taken to establish the precise nature of a site's special interest prior to designation. Not all branches can be covered in this brief guide, but the special considerations outlined within should provide a useful start when assessing unfamiliar sites. 

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.


  • Introductions and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Specific considerations when considering industrial structures for designation
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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