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Places of Learning

Front cover for Designation Scheduling Selection Guide: Places of Learning

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers and overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site associated with education 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. As will be seen, a recurrent theme is that the identification of buildings or places where education (of whatever sort) took place is likely to be problematic for, as far as is known, the rooms or spaces where it took place generally required no special features or facilities which might be evidenced in the archaeological record.

A parallel Education buildings selection guide treats the selection of buildings for listing. Designed landscapes associated with educational establishments, including colleges and universities, are treated in a forthcoming selection guide on Institutional Landscapes.

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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