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Transport Sites

Front cover for Designation Scheduling Selection Guide: Transport sites

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site relating to transport which are likely to be deemed to have national importance, and for which of those scheduling may be appropriate.

It aims to do two things: to place these within their historical context, and to give an introduction to what overarching, and particular, factors are considered in assessing sites for designation. Additional historical content is provided by the Historic England 'Introduction to Heritage Assets' document on Pre-Industrial Road, Trackways and Canals.

The purpose of selection guides is to explain our approach to designation. For the scheduling selection guides, archaeological sites and monuments are divided into categories ranging from agriculture to utilities, and commerce and complement the listing selection guides for buildings. In each guide, a historical introduction is followed by a consideration of designation issues, together with sources of further information.


  • Introduction and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Overarching designation considerations
  • Specific designation considerations
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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