Scheduled Monuments

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Title
Scheduled Monuments
Date ( Creation )
Date ( Revision )
Identifier
HESSM

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Abstract
Scheduled monuments are nationally important monuments and sites. The aim of scheduling is to preserve sites and monuments as far as possible in the form in which they have come down to us today. They are legally protected through the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. National importance takes account of a wide range of factors, including artistic, archaeological, architectural, historic, traditional, aesthetic, scientific and social. Guidance and criteria to assess national importance of monuments is set out by Scottish Ministers in The Scottish Historic Environment Policy. This data allows you to identify the approximate position, size and extent of scheduled monuments in Scotland.

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom

Distributor

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom
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GEMET- INSPIRE Spatial Data Themes
  • Protected Sites
General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
  • Protected Area
IPSV-Integrated Public Sector Vocabulary
  • Ancient monumentsHistoric SitesArchaeology
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Protected sites
Use limitation

This data is indicative only and reference should always be made to the legal documentation. It should be noted that amendments to the schedule are made frequently and that the information may change. This data is licensed under the UK Open Government Licence http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/ .

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Other constraints
If this data is reproduced it must be attributed with the following: Contains Historic Environment Scotland and Ordnance Survey data © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No. SC045925 © Crown copyright and database right [year]
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Distance
3
Denominator
2500
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Topic category
  • Boundaries
  • Society
  • Environment
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S
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1882-08-18
Supplemental Information
Historic Environment Scotland is a Non Departmental Public Body responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation's built heritage and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
Reference system identifier
urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700

Distribution format
  • ESRI Shapefile ( 1.0 )

  • WMS ( 1.3.0 )

  • WFS ( 2.0.0 )

dataset

Conformance result

Title
INSPIRE Data Specification on Protected Sites - Guidelines v 3.1.0
Date ( Publication )
Explanation
This dataset is not in a conformed format (such as GML). However, it conforms to projection and metadata. Vertical data in metadata is currently from Chart Datum. The temporal extent of the data is not ended as this is a live dataset, which may change in the future. The version date of the data can be found under Temporal Extent.
Pass
true
Statement
Scheduling is an ongoing process. We assess and reassess monuments as our knowledge and understanding of what survives and its importance changes. Sometimes monuments are amended to bring the maps and descriptions up-to-date. Data is updated on weekly basis unless no cases have been brought forward. Designation polygons were originally derived from legal documentation. Amendments are informed by a combination of methods: field visits; differential GPS; aerial photography and OS mapping (Mastermap - scale 1:2500).

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File identifier
756ec396-b6f9-4efe-8309-2dad95ffef68 metadataInXML
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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2

Point of contact

Historic Environment Scotland - ( GIS Officer )
Longmore House, Salisbury Place
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH9 1SH
United Kingdom