Scheduled monument

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The remains of Cowdray House in England are protected as a scheduled monument.

Under British law a scheduled monument is an archaeological site protected from unauthorised change. The schedule of monuments is a list of protected archaeological sites in England, Scotland, and Wales.[1] The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 ensured legal protection for scheduled monuments, however sites in Northern Ireland are not included.[2] Nearly 20,000 sites are scheduled; however, this is a small proportion of all the archaeological sites in England, Scotland, and Wales as in England alone there are around a million sites or find spots. Only sites which are considered nationally important are scheduled.[3]

References

  1. Scheduled monuments", English Heritage, accessed 21 February 2013.
  2. "Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979", legislation.gov.uk, accessed 21 February 2013.
  3. "What can be scheduled?", English Heritage, accessed 21 February 2013.