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Brent Heritage Assets
If you would like to nominate a building or structure to be added to Brent local list of buildings and structures of architectural or historic interest, please take a part in the consultation and approach Brent Council for registration.
Brent's heritage assets include a wide range of architectural styles from Victorian Italianate, Gothic Revival, suburban 'Arts and Crafts', ‘Tudorbethan’, ‘Old World’, Modern and Brutalist.
It has historic formal public parks, gardens and cemeteries as well as planned ‘garden village’ estates but its archaeological discoveries from early prehistory are scarce.
The British Rail lines and the Metropolitan Railway enabled suburban 'Metroland' development. This was boosted by the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley Park in 1924/25. Many historic buildings within Brent reflect the styles of these times, but it also has examples of mandir architecture as well as ‘moorish’ and ‘Indo-Islamic’.
Heritage assets make a substantial contribution to Brent's local character and distinctiveness. They are a unique and irreplaceable resource which justifies protection, conservation and enhancement.
Brent’s statutory listed buildings, conservation areas and registered parks and gardens are all designated heritage assets. Locally listed buildings, areas of distinctive residential character, sites of archaeological importance and archaeological priority areas are non-designated heritage assets.
Brent’s heritage is valued as evidence of the past culture, providing a sense of belonging.