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Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site associated with commerce 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 Commerce and Exchange listing selection guide deals with the selection of structures for listing. General principles dealing with the scheduling of urban areas are treated in the Settlement 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
  • Designation considerations by period
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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