Archaeological frequently asked questions

How do I find out if my property includes a scheduled monument ?

The Defra Magic website can be searched for the location of many designations, including scheduled monuments.

Additional information can also be obtained from the Gloucestershire Historic Environment Record (HER).

What does it mean if my property includes a scheduled monument ?

A scheduled monument is protected against disturbance (and unlicensed metal detecting.)  

Written consent must always be obtained before any work (with the exception of work related to agriculture or gardening, where these activities are already being carried out) can be undertaken. Some development may also need planning permission.

The sympathetic management of monuments is encouraged and Historic England has locally based monument wardens who can offer owners more detailed advice on how to manage their monuments.  Grants may also be available via agri-environment schemes.

It is a against the law to damage a scheduled monument by carrying out works without consent, cause reckless or deliberate damage or use a metal detector or remove an object found with one without a licence from English Heritage.

How do I obtain Scheduled Monument Consent ? 

Information on obtaining Scheduled Monument Consent is available from the Historic England website


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