St Ives is very fortunate to have over 150 listed buildings in or near the town centre. Why not walk around the town and view them? There are links to resources below with more information about each building and help find their locations.

There are two in the highest Grade I category, St Ives Bridge and The Chapel of St Leger on the bridge. Only 2.5% of buildings nationally are in this category, used for those of exceptional interest and sometimes considered internationally important. Before visiting, read all about St Ives Bridge & The Chapel.


One building is in the next highest category, Grade II*, The Manor House at 28 Bridge Street. Described as buildings of particular importance, nationally only 5.5% are so listed.

Some churches are still classified A, B or C. St Ives has one in the highest category, the Church of All Saints in Church Street.

The rest of our listed buildings are Grade II, categorised as of national and special interest. This is the most likely entry for a private residential building.

Categorised by age, we have six buildings from the 16th century or earlier, twelve from the 17th century, with the rest mainly 18th or 19th century. Not uncommon in 17th century England, St Ives suffered a devastating fire in 1689, destroying about one third of the town centre buildings. You can read more about the fire and our town's history in A Short History of St Ives.

Below is a link to a list of all the buildings, giving their locations and a brief description of each. You can print this out to go on a tour of the town centre. Alternatively, access this list on your mobile 'phone or tablet. If you choose this option each building address is a link to even more detail about the building and its features. Some also have comments and photos included.

Also below is a larger version of the map at the top of this article to print out and take with you. The map indicates the location of almost all the buildings listed (a few are slightly off the map) as well as their age.

Listed buildings of St Ives list

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