Acheological dating of grave headstones

At this time, when much of the rest of southern England was largely covered by woodland, the chalk downland in the area of Stonehenge may have been an unusually open landscape.

It began in 1913, although its roots go as far back as the 1882 Ancient Monuments Protection Act, when a 'Schedule' (hence the term ‘scheduling’) of almost exclusively prehistoric monuments deserving of state protection was first compiled.You can search for scheduled monuments on the List.Although we carry out our own programme of scheduling work, anyone can nominate a site to be scheduled. It may not display all the features of this and other websites.To improve security and online experience, please use a different browser or update Internet Explorer.