Listed buildings

Page updated on: 31/08/2023

Carmarthenshire’s Built Heritage Team provides expert advice on looking after all of the historic buildings in the County, including the 1,800 listed structures.

It is our responsibility, together with Cadw, and the owners and custodians of listed buildings, to help to protect these valuable assets, and preserve the wonderful built heritage of West Wales for present and future generations.
We hope that the following webpages will give answers to all of your questions about Listed Buildings, including the consent process, maintenance, repairs and where to go to get more information.

If you would like advice on any ideas, or to check whether Listed Building Consent is required before any work commences, you can use our free pre-application advice service. Provide as much detail of your proposal(s) as you can, including its location, any photos and drawings if you have them, to the Built Heritage Team

Before you make an application for Listed Building Consent you may well also benefit from attending the Tywi Centre course ‘Listed Building Consent: a step-by-step guide to making changes to your historic home’.

The Built Heritage Team at the Tywi Centre can support you with further information about:

  • What constitutes appropriate repair, maintenance, materials for a historic building
  • Finding the right people and information to support you in carrying out a project on a historic building.
  • How to make an application for Listed Building Consent
  • Undertaking a Heritage Impact Assessment – an essential component of an application

Contact us on or 07929 770732