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Industrial Sites

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

An introductory guide setting out designation considerations for industrial sites.

This selection guide offers a broad overview of the range of industrial sites which may be deemed to have national importance, and outlines the criteria used when assessing such for scheduling. Only the principal industries are treated, although the approaches and criteria outlined are generally applicable. Reference should also be made to the separate Industrial Structures listing selection guide. Other related selection guides (both for scheduling and listing) include Transport, Maritime and Naval, and Military. More detailed information about specific site types can be found within the suite of documents entitled Introductions to Heritage Assets which are listed in the bibliography at the end of this document.


  • Introduction and definitions
  • History
  • Overarching designation considerations
  • Specific considerations when considering industrial sites for designation
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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