Scheduled Ancient Monuments
A Scheduled Ancient Monument is an historic building or site that is included in the Schedule of Monuments kept by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as advised by Historic England. This is set out in the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act, 1979.
The Schedule of Monuments includes sites such as Roman remains, burial mounds, castles, bridges, earthworks, the remains of deserted villages and industrial sites. Monuments are not graded, but all areas, by definition, are considered to be of national importance. Winchester has 110 Scheduled Monuments within the district, including above and below ground elements.
It should be noted that unlike Listed Buildings, not all sites considered to be nationally significant are necessarily designated as Scheduled Monuments. Any works affecting a Scheduled Monument (with a few exceptions) require Scheduled Monument Consent. Further information on selection criteria and the Scheduled Monument Consent process can be found on the Historic England website links on the right
A significant part of the Winchester Future 50 Conservation Area Project involved gathering an inventory list, photograph and condition report of the Scheduled Ancient Monuments within two of the conservation areas within the pilot project; St Giles and the Walled Town. The recorded data and information can be seen through the new Winchester Future 50 Conservation Area Project GIS layer. Further information into the project and the outcomes can also be accessed through the Winchester Future 50 page.
For general advice and enquires surrounding the Scheduled Ancient Monuments within the district please refer to the Archaeology and Historic Environment Record webpages and contact the Historic Environment Team.