How listed buildings affect house prices
Listed buildings are structures of architectural or historic interest and are protected to maintain the heritage value of an area. We have over 409,000 listed buildings across Great Britain.
As well as preserving history, listed buildings contribute to the beauty of an area creating appealing 'chocolate box' street scenes. Research by Dataloft shows that the number of listed buildings in a town correlate strongly with house prices.
Places with the highest proportion of listed buildings per person have average prices 13% higher than the local authority average with the premium gradually reducing as the number of listed buildings per person drops.
Southwold on the Suffolk coast is a good example where there is on average 15 listed buildings per 100 people and prices are 121% above the East Suffolk average. Source: Dataloft, Land Registry (2023, £psqft prices), Historic England, CADW