There are some 82, 264 Grade II buildings in the South West, accounting for 91.9% of all listed buildings in the region. Beautiful, historic or architecturally special, they are the houses, cottages, shops, inns, offices, schools, town halls, libraries, farms, and other special buildings that shape the character of the South West.
Andrew Vines, Planning Director for English Heritage in the South West said: "Grade II listed buildings are the bulk of the South West's heritage treasury. When one of them is lost, it's as though someone has rubbed out a bit of the past - something that made your street or your village special will have gone.
English Heritage has embarked on an ambitious programme to find out how the one major element of our heritage not already covered by the Register - the nation's Grade II listed buildings - can be assessed. Adding the South West's Grade II buildings found to be at risk from neglect, decay or dereliction to the national At Risk Register would be a first step to securing their future.