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're 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 (including the City Walls).
Scheduled monument consent
You'll require consent 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