Definitions for "Scheduled Ancient Monument"
A building included in the Schedule of Monuments compiled under Section 1 of the Ancient Monuments, and Archaeological Area Act 1979. Schedule monuments have statutory protection under this Act (Section 2) and an application for scheduled monument consent must be made to the Secretary of State for the Environment if work to a schedule monument is proposed. The Secretary of State for the Environment is responsible for the scheduling under the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archeological Areas Act 1979. Scheduled ancient monuments are excluded from listed building control procedures. Prior notice of works to schedule ancient monuments must be given to the Secretary of State.
Ancient structures, normally unoccupied, above or below ground, which are preserved for their historical importance by the order of the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. It is an offence to carry out any works to a Scheduled Ancient Monument without the consent of the Secretary of State.
A structure placed on a schedule compiled by the Department of National Heritage in England and Wales for protection under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979