Have you ever wondered how old the buildings in St Ives are?
St Ives is very fortunate to have over 150 listed buildings in or near the town centre. Why not walk around the town and view them?
St Ives has two in the highest Grade I category, being St Ives Bridge and The Chapel of St Leger on the bridge. Only 2.5% of buildings nationally are in this category, used for those of exceptional interest, sometimes considered internationally important.
There’s also one building in the next highest category, Grade II*, The Manor House at 28 Bridge Street. Described as buildings of particular importance, nationally only 5.5% are thus listed.
Some churches are still classified A, B or C. St Ives has one in the highest category, the Church of All Saints in Church Street.
The rest of our listed buildings are Grade II, categorised as of national and special interest. This is the most likely entry for a private residential building.
Categorised by age, we have six buildings from the 16th century or earlier, twelve from the 17th century, with the rest mainly 18th or 19th century. Not uncommon in 17th century England, St Ives suffered a devastating fire in 1689, destroying about one third of the town centre buildings.
You can find full details about the listed buildings, including a map of St Ives showing their location and a list showing the details of the listing. For full details on this click on the link below, to access the StIves100YearsAgo website.