St Ives Listed Buildings

St Ives listed buildings
St Ives is fortunate to have over 150 listed buildings in or near the town centre. Why not amble around and view them? The map below shows their locations and ages and there's more information and resources in this article.

There are two buildings 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 nationally important. Before visiting, read all about St Ives bridge and 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 a history of St Ives in A Short History of St Ives. There's also an explanation of why St Ives has so many elegant early Georgian buildings in the article on Somersham Water.

Click the image below for 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 pc. If you choose this option, each address is a link to even more details about the building and its features. Some include comments and photos.

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