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Sites of Health and Welfare

Front cover for Designation Scheduling Selection Guide: Sites of Health and Welfare

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site associated with health and welfare which are likely to be deemed to have national importance, and for which of those scheduling may be appropriate. It aims to do two things: to set these within their historical context, and to give an introduction to the designation approaches employed. A parallel Health and Welfare listing selection guide treats the selection of related buildings for listing. In order to gain a cohesive approach to archaeological designation, cross referencing with the Commemorative and Funerary and Religion and Ritual scheduling selection guides is necessary when considering the significance of other palaeopathological, archaeological and documentary evidence for the designation of health and welfare sites. Other related topics include Roman baths (for which see the Culture, Entertainment and Sport scheduling selection guide).

The purpose of selection guides is to explain our approach to designation. For the scheduling selection guides, archaeological sites and monuments are divided into categories ranging from agriculture to utilities, and commerce and complement the listing selection guides for buildings. In each guide, a historical introduction is followed by a consideration of designation issues, together with sources of further information.


  • Introduction and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Overarching designation considerations
  • Specific considerations by period when considering sites concerned with health and welfare for designation
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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