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Scheduled monument

A scheduled monument is simply a monument that has been given legal protection by being placed upon a list or 'schedule'. Enlgish Heritage takes the lead in identifying potential monuments and sites that need legal protection. Scheduling is applied only to sites of national importance, and even then only if it is the best means of protection.

What is meant by the term monument?

According to English Heritage; monuments are not always ancient, or visible above ground. There are over 200 'classes' of monuments on the schedule, and they range from prehistoric standing stones and burial mounds, through to the many types of medieval site - castles, monasteries, abandoned farmsteads and villages - to the more recent results of human activity, such as collieries.


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