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Maritime and Naval

Front cover for Designation Scheduling Selection Guide: Maritime and Naval

Designation Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site associated with maritime and naval sites and for which of these 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.

Given the extent of the coastal zone, there is a maritime component to many other archaeological selection guides with, for instance, coastal defences of all periods covered under the two military scheduling selection guides (Pre-1500 Military Sites and Military Sites Post-1500), and ship canals under that for Transport. In addition, reference should also be made to the Maritime and Naval Buildings and the Military Structures listing selection guides which cover post-medieval structures in more detail than this document.


  • Introduction and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Overarching designation considerations
  • Specific considerations when assessing maritime and naval sites for designation
  • Protection through management
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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