Cumbria Local Heritage List

Last Updated: 3 April 2024

Local lists help to build and reinforce a sense of local character and distinctiveness. They include a range of heritage assets including buildings, monuments, sites, places or landscapes.

These heritage assets are of local importance and known as 'non-designated heritage assets'.

Local Listing does not provide any extra planning controls to the assets. Inclusion on a local list means their significance is a material planning consideration in decisions that affect them, or their setting. Local lists are also used to inform Local Plans. Whilst an adopted local list gives more weight to considerations of an asset in planning applications, the absence of one does not prevent the authority to consider an asset to be of local importance within an application.

What type of heritage assets are suitable for the list?

We may consider a wide range of buildings, structures and sites suitable for the list. See below a brief list of the types of assets we would consider for the local heritage list:

  • Agricultural: farms, barns, gate posts and boundary walls
  • Commercial: pubs, shops and offices
  • Cultural: art installations, graffiti and statues
  • Recreational: village halls, commercial centres, cinemas, sports grounds and social clubs
  • Domestic: town houses, bespoke development and designed estates
  • Educational: schools and colleges
  • Health: hospitals, almshouses and poorhouses
  • Industrial: factories, warehouses and workshops
  • Military: civil defence, military camps, war memorials, air raid shelters and pill boxes
  • Religious: churches, chapels, meeting houses, memorials, crosses and tombs
  • Transport: railway stations, signal boxes and railway bridges
  • Ancient orchards

More information can be found at Historic England

Cumbria Local Heritage Listing Campaign

South Lakeland District Council are working with other local authorities in Cumbria to prepare a local list.

We are inviting nominations for sites and features in your local area.

To help you decide whether or not an asset is worthy of being added to the Local List, please refer to the selection criteria below.

Local List Selection Criteria (PDF 384KB / 2 pages)

How to nominate a site

To nominate a site for safeguarding complete the short survey below.

Local List Submission online survey

A selected panel of representatives from local councils and voluntary heritage groups will review the nominations. Approved nominations will then be put to public consultation. Taking into account public consultation responses, each local authority will assess the initial list for formal adoption and publication on our website. The list will get updated on a periodic basis as new nominations come forward for approval.

Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

On 8 March 2023, South Lakeland District Council (SLDC) adopted the Cartmel Conservation Area Management Plan (CAMP) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which resulted in adoption of buildings on the SLDC list of buildings of local architectural or historic significance that are of particular merit in the conservation area. The status of these buildings is the same as those adopted through the Local List submission survey, and they carry the same weight in planning decisions that affect them. These buildings can be viewed on the online mapping system and the Cartmel CAMP webpage which contains a photograph for identification and context for their inclusion on the Local List.

Further information

If you would like any further information or have any questions please contact our Conservation officer on the details below: