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Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions
The Buildings Database contains records of buildings which have been considered to be of sufficient architectural or historic interest to merit a survey by NIEA. The majority of this information relates to listed buildings however information on buildings which do not quite meet this standard, or have been demolished or removed from the list are also included.
Please note that if a building is designated as ‘record only’ it is not listed.
The Second Survey of Buildings of Architectural and Historic Interest has recorded 103 out of Northern Ireland’s 526 electoral wards since 1997. Detailed information is provided on buildings and structures in these areas while basic information is provided for the rest of Northern Ireland. Should you want to find out more about listed buildings in areas which have not yet been covered by the survey, information in paper form can be accessed at the Monuments and Buildings Record in Waterman House - the NIEA: Built Heritage Headquarters building in Hill Street in Belfast.
It should be noted that the majority of the structures included in this database are privately owned and are therefore not open to the public. Inclusion on the database does not give automatic right of access whatsoever to a property or its surrounding land.
To protect owner privacy and security, information NIEA holds on the interior of buildings is not accessible. A public interest test under the Freedom of Information Act (2000) will be applied to any request to view this information. Owners will be notified should such a request be received. For similar reasons full access to images held on the database has been restricted. This relates in particular to properties which are not easily visible from a public road.
The information contained on these records is date specific and relates to the date of survey or an updated record prior to listing. The evaluation of architectural and historic interest relates to this information and should be regarded as the view of the Department. A monitoring section has been included at the end of the record to note major changes which may have taken place to the building since its survey and evaluation. This section is aspirational and the published record should not be taken to be anything more than a description at the times noted.
The Department has tried to ensure that information contained in the record is accurate however it is provided on an ‘as is’ basis. without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
We do not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this database will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or represent the full functionality, accuracy, reliability of the materials. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of, data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the NIEA website.
Use of NIEA database information is conditional upon your agreement to accept the application of the laws of Northern Ireland to govern matters between us and that you agree to not hold us liable for the result of any actions you may take based on the information contained herein. We have carefully prepared the content of this database but disclaim all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information contained in any of the materials on this database and suggest that readers should always seek the advice of an appropriately qualified person to validate such data.
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Northern Ireland. Any dispute arising under these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Northern Ireland.
If you are aware of historical or other information which you feel is not accurate or has been misinterpreted, or if you possess extra information which might contribute to NIEA’s understanding of a structure’s architectural or historical value we would be pleased to hear from you. Our aim is to have a database which is both clear and is as accurate as it can possibly be.
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