In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 provides for nationally important archaeological sites to be statutorily protected as Scheduled Ancient Monuments. According to the 1979 Act, a monument cannot be a structure which is occupied as a dwelling, used as a place of worship or protected under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973.
The scheduling of a monument means that permission - Scheduled Monument Consent (SMC) - is required for works affecting that monument. For further information visit the Historic England website about Scheduled Ancient Monuments
The two scheduled Ancient Monuments in the borough are:
· Brockley Hill Romano-British pottery and settlement
· Manor House moated site, East End Road, Finchley
For additional information on the Brockley Hill Romano-British Pottery and Settlement, visit the Barnet local studies and archives website