The Castles, Cathedrals and Stately Homes of the United Kingdom are often also listed as Scheduled Monuments. If we add an inn close to a scheduled monument we add a ‘Visit Britain’ symbol.
Scheduled Monuments
Somewhere to visit In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a nationally important archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change. There are different laws that cover the protection of listed buildings and scheduled monuments, listed buildings are covered by the planning system whereas scheduled monuments are given protection under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, an extra level of protection because of its historic, archaeological, architectural or artistic interest. To be eligible a monument needs to demonstrate that it is of national importance - the criteria in England being: Period – meaning the length of time it remained in use; significant sites are often multi-period Rarity – monuments with few known comparators are more likely to be scheduled Documentation – information from earlier investigations at a site can inform on its significance Group value – where a monument forms part of a wider geographical landscape of important sites Survival/condition – the degree to which the surviving remains convey the size, shape and function of the site Fragility/Vulnerability – threats to the site from natural agencies, tourism or development can lead to a monument being scheduled for its protection Representivity – how well the monument represents diverse similar types and/or whether it contains unique features Potential – its ability to contribute to our knowledge through further study.