There are currently over 1,600 sites included on the Register, divided into three grade bands to give added guidance on their significance.
The grading criteria are as follows:
- Grade I sites are of exceptional interest
- Grade II* sites are particularly important, of more than special interest
- Grade II sites are of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve them
The majority of the sites identified on the Register are awarded a Grade II status. Around 27% of the 1,600 sites are awarded a Grade II* status, and a further 9% are classified as Grade I.