Scheduled Monuments

Scheduling is the United Kingdom’s oldest form of heritage protection. It began in 1913, although its roots go as far back as the 1882 Ancient Monuments Protection Act, when a ‘Schedule’ (hence the term ‘scheduling’) of almost exclusively prehistoric monuments deserving of state protection was first compiled.

You can search for scheduled monuments on the List

Although Historic England carry out their own programme of scheduling work, anyone can nominate a site to be scheduled. In both cases Historic England make a recommendation to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and they make the final decision as whether a site should be scheduled or not.

The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) and Burlescombe

The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is the only official, up to date, register of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites in England – listed buildings, scheduled monuments, protected wrecks, registered parks and gardens, and battlefields.

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