Scheduled Monuments - A Guide for Owners and Occupiers

This guide explains the implications of scheduling for you as the owner or occupier of a scheduled monument and summarises the main provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (as amended) ('the 1979 Act'), which is the legal framework for the protection of scheduled monuments. The guide does not attempt to be fully comprehensive and you are strongly advised to consult us, or seek independent professional advice, before carrying out any works that might affect the site of a scheduled monument.


  • What is scheduling?
  • How does scheduling affect you?
  • Obtaining Scheduled Monument Consent
  • Class Consents: works for which consent has been granted by Order
  • Managing a scheduled monument
  • Advice
  • Financial assistance
  • Offences
  • Contact details for our Local Offices
  • Other useful information
  • Appendix 1: Class Consents
  • Freedom of Information

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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