The Schedule of Monuments is maintained by Historic England on behalf of the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

In NW Leicestershire there are about two dozen scheduled monuments. You can find out whether a monument is scheduled by visiting the National Heritage List for England.

How would scheduling affect me?

You can't do any work that might affect a scheduled monument without the necessary grant of Scheduled Monument Consent from the DCMS. The relevant application forms are available from Historic England and should be submitted to them (not us).

In some instances buildings are included in both the Schedule of Monuments and the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

In such cases, the statutory controls in relation to the Scheduled Monument designation take precedence - so an application for Scheduled Monument Consent is required for any works and not an application for listed building consent (although it may still be necessary to submit an application for planning permission to us for any proposed external alterations or extensions).

Historic Environment Record

Leicestershire County Council maintains the Leicestershire & Rutland Historic Environment Record (HER), which includes a record of all the known sites of local and national archaeological interest in NW Leicestershire. You can access the HER via the Heritage Gateway.

Where any proposed development affects a site of national or local archaeological interest, the matter is a material consideration in the determination of an application for planning permission.

Last updated: Wed 15 November, 2017 @ 11:45