Scheduled monument

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In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a nationally important archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.wikipedia
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Listed building

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The protection provided to scheduled monuments is given under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, which is a different law from that used for listed buildings (which fall within the town and country planning system).
Ancient, military, and uninhabited structures, such as Stonehenge, are sometimes instead classified as scheduled monuments and protected by much older legislation, whilst cultural landscapes such as parks and gardens are currently "listed" on a non-statutory basis.

Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979

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The protection provided to scheduled monuments is given under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979, which is a different law from that used for listed buildings (which fall within the town and country planning system).
These can be either scheduled monuments or "any other monument which in the opinion of the Secretary of State is of public interest by reason of the historic, architectural, traditional, artistic or archaeological interest attaching to it".

Heritage asset

The various pieces of legislation used for legally protecting heritage assets from damage and destruction are grouped under the term ‘designation’.
These include listed buildings; old buildings that are not listed but still have local historical importance; scheduled monuments; war memorials; historic wreck sites; parks; historic gardens; conservation areas, archaeological sites and so on.

Historic England

Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for EnglandEnglish HeritageHistoric Building and Monuments Commission for England
The government bodies with responsibility for archaeology and the historic environment in Britain are: Historic England in England, Cadw in Wales, and Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland.
It is tasked with protecting the historical environment of England by preserving and listing historic buildings and ancient monuments and by advising central and local government.

Protection of Wrecks Act 1973

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According to the 1979 Act, a monument cannot be a structure which is occupied as a dwelling, used as a place of worship or protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.

National Heritage List for England

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The National Heritage List for England now includes about 400,000 heritage sites, including scheduled monuments.
The National Heritage List for England (NHLE) is England’s official of buildings, monuments, parks and gardens, wrecks, battlefields and World Heritage Sites.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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In England and Wales the authority for designating, re-designating and de-designating a scheduled monument lies with the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
Other responsibilities of DCMS include listing of historic buildings, scheduling of ancient monuments, export licensing of cultural goods, and management of the Government Art Collection (GAC).

Cadbury Castle, Somerset

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It is a scheduled monument and has been associated with King Arthur's legendary court at Camelot.

Historic Environment Scotland

Historic Environment Scotland.Historic Scotland
The government bodies with responsibility for archaeology and the historic environment in Britain are: Historic England in England, Cadw in Wales, and Historic Environment Scotland in Scotland.

Paston Great Barn

It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a grade II* Listed Building.

The Iron Bridge

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In 1934 it was designated a scheduled monument and closed to vehicular traffic.

Heritage at risk

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In England, the condition of scheduled monuments is also reported through the Heritage at Risk survey.

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce
is a Monument in State Care sited in the townland of Dunluce, in Coleraine Borough Council area, at grid ref: C9048 4137.

Cranmore Castle

It is an English Heritage scheduled monument, and has been given a National Monument number of 34256.

Dunskey Castle

Dunskey
Dunskey Castle is a scheduled monument, a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.

Dolaucothi Gold Mines

Dolaucothigold mineOgofau
They are the only mines for Welsh gold outside those of the Dolgellau gold-belt, and are a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

List of scheduled monuments

In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.

National Heritage Act

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In England, Scotland and Wales, protection of monuments can also be given by another process, additional to or separate from scheduling, taking the monument into state ownership or placing it under guardianship, classifying it as a guardianship monument under the terms of Section 12 of the 1979 Act (as amended by the National Heritage Act 1983 in England, and by the Historic Environment (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2011) (e.g. St Rule's Church in St Andrews).

National monument (Ireland)

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Such monuments in Northern Ireland are officially called scheduled monuments and come under the protection of the Department for Communities.

Castle Tioram

Eilean TioramTioram CastleCastle Elantirrim
The castle is a scheduled monument.

Drumbo round tower

Drumbo
The tower dates from around the early medieval period and is a scheduled historic monument.

Old Bridge, Pontypridd

Old BridgePontypridd BridgePontypridd, Old Bridge
The bridge now has statutory protection as a scheduled ancient monument and is grade I listed.

High Bridge, Lincoln

High BridgeGlory Hole
The bridge is both a grade I listed building and a scheduled monument.

Ravenscraig Castle

RavenscraigCastle of RavenscraigDysart House
It is now managed by Historic Scotland, and is protected as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.