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Culture, Entertainment and Sport

Front cover for Designation Scheduling Selection Guide: Culture, Entertainment and Sport

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sort of archaeological monument or site associated with culture and entertainment which are likely to be deemed to have national importance, and for which scheduling may be appropriate. Such sites range from amphitheatres to racing circuits; from deer parks to mazes.

It aims to do two things: to place these scheduled monuments within their historical context, and to give an introduction to the designation approaches which are employed. There is inevitably some overlap with listing, which is covered in a parallel (but separate) selection guide. It does not cover all categories of asset within this area: scheduling is concerned with the protection of sites, so important objects removed from their context are not covered, nor are sites or activities which have left no physical evidence in the landscape.

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 when considering culture and entertainment sites for scheduling
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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