The following draft criteria have been agreed by the Black Country Local Authorities so that all nominations to the Local Heritage List can be assessed equally.
Nominations must meet at least one of the criteria to be considered for local listing.
There is an illustrated guide to these criteria in our Toolkit, which shows some examples of sites with these special characteristics.
Buildings and structures
Close historical associations
Landmark or townscape value buildings
Parks and Gardens
Historic interest: date
Historic/architectural interest: preservation
Artistic/architectural interest: aesthetics
Historic interest: associations with people and past events
Geological heritage sites
Public works of art