A listed building is a UK building that is recognised by the Secretary of State (for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) as being of national importance due to its historic significance or architectural merit. The building is placed (or listed) on an official register known as the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
A period property is a property that was built during a specific time period, characterised by a distinctive architectural style. There is no binding definition as to which time period a property should come from to fit this classification, but it usually refers to an era before World War I. Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian properties are often referred to as period properties as well.
Heritage architecture is a term that refers to buildings or structures of historical or cultural importance, which are a vital part of the country’s heritage and require conservation. This architecture comprises a large portion of the UK’s heritage sector.
Curtilage is an important legal concept when it comes to property and land. It refers to an area of land attached to a house, which forms one enclosure with that house – for example, a garden, a yard or an outbuilding.