Law and Government
Designation Scheduling Selection Guide
A guide to outline the selection criteria used when scheduling archaeological sites associated with law and government.
This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site associated with law and government 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 Law and Government listing selection guide treats the selection of buildings for listing, as well as associated structures such as gibbets and whipping posts. Anglo-Saxon and early medieval execution cemeteries are treated in the Commemorative and Funerary scheduling 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
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
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Scheduling is shorthand for the process through which nationally important sites and monuments are given legal protection.