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Pre-1500 Military Sites

Front cover for Designation Scheduling Selection Guide: Pre-1500 Military Sites

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of archaeological monuments or sites designed to have a military function and likely to be deemed to have national importance, and sets out criteria to establish for which of those scheduling may be appropriate.

The guide aims to do two things: to set these sites within their historical context, and to give an introduction to some of the overarching and more specific designation considerations. Because of the sheer range and number of military sites and structures, from prehistory to the present day, two selection guides have been prepared: this one, covering the period before 1500, and a second (Post-1500 Military Sites) treating the period up to the end of the twentieth century.


  • Introduction and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Specific considerations when assessing military pre-1500 sites for designation
  • Designation considerations by period
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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