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Front cover for Designation Scheduling Selection Guide: Utilities

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site associated with utilities 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 set these within their historical context, and to give an introduction to the designation approaches employed. There is inevitably some overlap with listing which is covered in a parallel (but separate) Utilities and Communications Structures selection guide which considers the selection of buildings of these types for listing. This guide thus covers those utility sites and structures which can, and have been, accorded protection through scheduling and it also sets out our current more integrated approach to the assessment of such sites.

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
  • Designation considerations by period
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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