Protecting rural landscapes and features

Scheduled monuments

A scheduled monument is a site that’s legally protected because of its historical importance.

Scheduled monuments might be:

  • archaeological sites, such as ancient burial mounds
  • more recent remains, such as from the coal industry or World War 2

You need written permission from your regional English Heritage office to carry out work on a scheduled monument. You may also need planning permission from your council.

You can download ‘A Guide for Owners and Occupiers of Scheduled Monuments’.

Grants for scheduled monuments

You may be able to get an English Heritage grant to help maintain or repair a scheduled monument.