Grading

There are currently over 1,600 sites included on the Register, divided into three grade bands to give added guidance on their significance.  

View of an urn in the woodland garden at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire. Grade I.

View of an urn in the woodland garden at Wrest Park, Bedfordshire. Grade I.

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.