The term ‘monument’ can refer to a range of archaeological sites from prehistoric standing stones and burial grounds to castles and monasteries.

When nationally important sites are given legal protection, they are known as being ‘scheduled’ and are put on a list (or schedule) similar to listed buildings.

Scheduled monuments in York

There are 22 scheduled monuments in York - these can be located on the map below or via Heritage Gateway.

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Scheduled monument consent

Consent is needed for any work that disturbs ground near or on a scheduled monument, or results in:

  • the demolition of, destruction of or damage to a scheduled monument
  • removing, repairing, altering or adding to a scheduled monument
  • flooding or tipping on land, on or under which there is a scheduled monument

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in consultation with Historic England handles applications for Scheduled Monument Consent. You may also need planning permission to carry out work.

For further information, contact the Historic England Regional Office.

Listed buildings in York

Listed buildings are those structures identified as architecturally and/or historically important; there are over 1,500 listed buildings in York.

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