There are more of these heritage-listed structures in and around Heywood than you might expect. These include old mills, churches, pigsties, and sundials, each of them listed on the Statutory List of 'Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest'. The list was compiled under the Planning Act 1971.
There are three types of listed status for buildings in England and Wales:
- Grade I: Buildings of exceptional interest. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I.
- Grade II*: Particularly important buildings of more than special interest. 5.5% of listed buildings are this grade.
- Grade II: Buildings that are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them. 92% of all listed buildings are in this class.
There are three 'Grade II*' places in and around Heywood, while all others are 'Grade II'.
|The heritage sites to be found to the north of Heywood.|
|Heritage-listed sites in central Heywood.|
|Heritage places to the east and south of Heywood.|
|The history of the different bridges around Heywood.|
|Which non-listed places are worthy of heritage protection? (Page under construction)|