Scheduled monuments

Scheduled monuments are archaeological sites that are legally recognised as being of national importance.  These can range in date from the prehistoric period to the 20th century, and can take many different forms, including: buildings, earthworks or a cropmark in a field. There are 20 scheduled monuments in Coventry, mostly dating from the medieval period. They include the surviving sections of the city wall and its gates, Caludon Castle and the sites of several manor houses.

Scheduled monuments are protected by law from unlicensed disturbance and metal detecting. Written consent from the Secretary of State (known as Scheduled Monument Consent) must be obtained before any sort of work can begin on the site of a scheduled monument, including archaeological work.

For further information, please visit Historic England on Scheduled Monuments.


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