Registered Battlefields (UK)

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Battlefields are the final resting place for thousands of unknown soldiers, both nobles and commoners, whose lives were sacrificed in making of the history of their country.wikipedia
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Battle of Chalgrove Field

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The area is legally protected being a registered battlefield with English Heritage.

National Heritage List for England

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The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is England’s official of buildings, monuments, parks and gardens, wrecks, battlefields and World Heritage Sites.

Inventory of Historic Battlefields in Scotland

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Historic Scotland is responsible for the Inventory of Historic Battlefields.
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Scheduled monument

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The UK has many historic battlefield sites, some of which have legal protection through heritage protection legislation (as scheduled monuments, listed buildings, gardens and designed landscapes, or as conservation areas) whilst others are protected through landscape legislation (such as National Parks, National Scenic Areas and areas designated for local landscape value).

Listed building

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The UK has many historic battlefield sites, some of which have legal protection through heritage protection legislation (as scheduled monuments, listed buildings, gardens and designed landscapes, or as conservation areas) whilst others are protected through landscape legislation (such as National Parks, National Scenic Areas and areas designated for local landscape value).

Protected area

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The UK has many historic battlefield sites, some of which have legal protection through heritage protection legislation (as scheduled monuments, listed buildings, gardens and designed landscapes, or as conservation areas) whilst others are protected through landscape legislation (such as National Parks, National Scenic Areas and areas designated for local landscape value).

National park

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The UK has many historic battlefield sites, some of which have legal protection through heritage protection legislation (as scheduled monuments, listed buildings, gardens and designed landscapes, or as conservation areas) whilst others are protected through landscape legislation (such as National Parks, National Scenic Areas and areas designated for local landscape value).

National scenic area (Scotland)

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The UK has many historic battlefield sites, some of which have legal protection through heritage protection legislation (as scheduled monuments, listed buildings, gardens and designed landscapes, or as conservation areas) whilst others are protected through landscape legislation (such as National Parks, National Scenic Areas and areas designated for local landscape value).

Historic Scotland

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Historic Scotland is responsible for the Inventory of Historic Battlefields.

Cadw

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In Wales, the Welsh Ministers proposed in March 2011 that Cadw also compiles a non-statutory register of historic battlefields.

Battle of Towton

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The legislation to protect historic battlefields is relatively recent, and arose following several key incidents involving important sites e.g. the discovery in 1997 of an unprotected mass grave of soldiers who fought at the 1461 Battle of Towton and a large metal detector rally held on the battlefield of Marston Moor in 2003.

Glenn Foard

Members include archaeologist Dr Glenn Foard and Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE.

Julian Thompson (Royal Marines officer)

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Members include archaeologist Dr Glenn Foard and Major General Julian Thompson CB OBE.

Metal detector

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Legislation regarding metal detecting and the Portable Antiquities Scheme also applies to historic battlefield sites across the UK.

Portable Antiquities Scheme

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Legislation regarding metal detecting and the Portable Antiquities Scheme also applies to historic battlefield sites across the UK.

Heritage at risk

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The 2010 Heritage at Risk survey identifies several sites that are "at risk" including the site of the Battle of Newburn Ford which has been subject to piecemeal, peripheral development and much of the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge lies under modern development

Battle of Stamford Bridge

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The 2010 Heritage at Risk survey identifies several sites that are "at risk" including the site of the Battle of Newburn Ford which has been subject to piecemeal, peripheral development and much of the site of the Battle of Stamford Bridge lies under modern development

Jacobitism

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The UK Battlefields Trust claims that there are more than 500 historic battlefields and other fields of conflict in England up to the Jacobite risings of the 18th century.

University of Leeds

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It is gradually compiling a UK "Fields of Conflict" database in collaboration with Historic Scotland, Leeds University and English Heritage.