Listed Buildings

There are more than 1,000 listed buildings in Mole Valley. A listed building can be a house, wall, public building, monument, memorial or any structure that is included on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic interest.

A list of the buildings, organised on a parish basis, has been compiled by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), as advised by Historic England. Inclusion on the list means that the structure is given special protection through legislation contained in the Planning Acts.

Submitting a planning application for a listed building (Listed Building Consent)

If you would like to submit an application for Listed Building Consent, Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) encourages online applications via the Planning Portal (see 'Internet Links'). To make an online application, please visit the Submit a Planning Application page (see 'Related Pages').

If you wish to make a paper application, visit the Planning Application Forms page (see 'Related Pages'). Completed forms should be sent by post to: The Planning Department, MVDC, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ. Alternatively, you can email the form as an attachment to

The National Heritage List for England

Historic England maintain the National Heritage List online database, which brings together information on all nationally designated heritage assets in one place. This includes:

  • Listed Buildings
  • Scheduled Monuments
  • Protected Wreck Sites
  • Registered Parks and Gardens
  • Registered Battlefields

MVDC does not list buildings. However, Historic England has an online form (see 'Internet Links'), which should be used to apply for a heritage asset to be protected by designation, including listing buildings.


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For More Information

MVDC is unable to provide conservation and historic building pre-application advice. Please use the information on this page and external websites (see 'Internet Links').