The historic environment makes a substantial contribution to Brent's character and distinctiveness. Heritage assets are a unique and irreplaceable resource which justifies protection, conservation and enhancement.
Brent’s designated heritage assets include:
- listed buildings
- conservation areas
- registered parks and gardens
Also included are a wide range of architectural styles, from Victorian Italianate, Gothic Revival, and suburban 'Arts and Crafts', to ‘Tudorbethan’, ‘Old World’, Modern and Brutalist.
Non-designated heritage assets include:
- locally listed buildings
- sites of archaeological importance
- archaeological priority areas
Brent’s heritage is valued as evidence of the past culture.
The British Rail lines and the Metropolitan Railway enabled suburban 'Metroland' development. This was boosted by the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley Park. 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’.
Brent also has historic formal public parks, gardens and cemeteries as well as planned ‘garden village’ estates, but its archaeological discoveries from early prehistory are scarce.
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