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More About Scheduled Monuments

More about Scheduled Monuments and Archaeological Areas

Before planning an activity that you think could cause damage to the land, anyone planning an organized event or changes to the management of a site should find out whether it is a Scheduled Monument or Conservation Area.

The landowner should have been notified of any of his land that has been Scheduled under the 1979 Act, although this notification may now be very dated and contain little about the reason for scheduling and what activity might cause damage to it. However, the appropriate Inspector of Ancient Monuments or Field Monument Warden (both English Heritage or their counterparts throughout UK) will be happy to advise on the monument status and appropriate management regimes.

When in doubt, contact the appropriate body.
A general search can be made on the Multi-Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside (MAGIC) website: Click here to open in a new window.

This only covers England but it enables the location of Scheduled Monuments to be identified but not information about them.


Scheduled Monuments in Wales can be located via Cadw – Click here to open in a new window

A useful portal giving access to information about designated sites in Scotland is Click here to open in a new window.

Scheduled Monuments in Scotland can be found using Historic Scotland’s website: Click here to open in a new window

The location of Scheduled Monuments in Northern Ireland can be found at: Click here to open in a new window

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