A Bicycle Shed is a (Listed) Building

Nicholas Pevsner would certainly have raised an eyebrow. His well-known saying, “a bicycle shed is a building; Lincoln Cathedral is a piece of architecture” introduced his seminal book, An Outline of European Architecture, in 1943. This was just the moment that the modern listing system was being born. He would probably have thought it quite unlikely that any bicycle sheds would meet the test of special architectural and historic interest for listing in the future. But, perhaps surprisingly, about 15 bicycle shedsRead more