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Ancient monuments

What is a scheduled monument?

Scheduled monuments are sites that should be preserved in the public interest by virtue of their special historic, architectural, traditional, artistic or archaeological interest. They can be any building, structure or other work, above or below the surface, and any cave or excavation which is unoccupied.

Scheduled monuments are in the protection of the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport and any works to a scheduled monument require Scheduled Monument Consent to be obtained from the Secretary of State. Guidance on the protection of scheduled monuments may be obtained from Historic England.

Sometimes scheduled monuments are also listed buildings.

You can download a list of scheduled monuments in St Helens Borough at the foot of this page.