Ancient Monuments

History on the Ground

Important Information

Viewing and Visiting Scheduled Monuments

The majority of scheduled monuments are privately owned and are not open to the public. The presence of an entry on this website in no way implies that access will be possible for visitors. Most privately owned monuments can be viewed from the adjacent street or are on publicly accessible land, but many are not.

Please respect the rights of property owners and tenants if you want to view any scheduled monument. In particular, please do not attempt to gain access to private property in order to view a monument unless you have explicit permission to do so.

Photographing Scheduled Monuments

Part of the reason for this website is to allow people to submit their own photos of scheduled monuments. However, it's important that any photos published here are taken in accordance with both the law and respect for property owners. Please see the Photo Guidelines page for some detailed principles that we ask photographers to follow when submitting photos to this site.

Owners of Scheduled Monuments

You should not rely on the information on this website as a definitive guide to the status of any monument. In particular, the absence of a monument from this website cannot be taken as proof that it is not scheduled. You could be at risk of legal action if you carry out unauthorised work to a scheduled monument, so if you have any reason to believe that a monument may be scheduled, whether or not it is included here, you should contact your local authority for advice.

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