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What is scheduling?

A scheduled monument

Securing the protection of the most important monuments in the national interest.

The scheduling process

Scheduling Team at work

The steps involved in the scheduling process.

Works on Scheduled Monuments

A monument warden with the owner of the monument.

Once a monument is scheduled, prior consent is required for most works including repairs.

Section 42 Consent

A scheduled monument

Required for the use of any equipment capable of detecting metal on scheduled monuments.

Class Consent

Works covered under Class Consent.


Dogton Stone

Our approach to compliance.

Guidance for owners & occupiers

A monument warden with the owner of the monument.

Advice and guidance on caring for your scheduled monument.

A scheduled monument

Grants for Ancient Monuments

Financial assistance to help preserve and maintain monuments.
Ancient monument grants



Screenshot from Pastmap

Search by map.

PDF icon Scheduled Monuments

A guide for owners, occupiers and managers


Find useful resources on scheduled monuments in our publications section.

Free publications