Conservation areas

Nationally listed buildings

Nationally listed buildings are designated by Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in conjunction with Historic England. If you would like to learn more about listed buildings; heritage planning advice; heritage at risk or research, you can visit the Historic England website.   

In Watford there a number of nationally listed buildings which are important to the area. If you would like more information about these it can be found in the Nationally Listed Buildings in Watford document. 

Watford Buildings at Risk Report

In protecting Watford's heritage assets, a survey of the condition and occupancy of the Listed Buildings and Monuments in the town is made every 5-6 years. The work is contained in the Buildings at Risk (BAR) Report. The 2017 report reviews the restoration work that has been carried out on Listed assets and identifies the risks associated with harm and deterioration.

Little Cassiobury House

The Council has completed a number of surveys to better understand the historic importance of Little Cassiobury House located on Hempstead Road in Watford. If you would like to find out more about this building and its role in Watford's past, a short history Cassiobury House is available.      

Are you considering alterations or works to a listed building?

To undertake any alterations or building works on a nationally listed building, including internal alterations, you will need to obtain listed building consent from the Council.

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