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A Scheduled Monument is an archaeological site, historic building or structure that is recognised as being of national importance, and is therefore given protection against unauthorised change. Scheduled monuments are amongst the rarest and frequently the most fragile heritage assets in the country. They are irreplaceable and so there is an expectation that they will be handed down to future generations largely unchanged.

They are nationally important archaeological features and are composed of buildings, earthworks and isolated structures.

There are 11 Scheduled Monuments in Dudley, comprising buildings, earthworks and isolated structures, see information below.

Dudley Castle, Halesowen Abbey and St James’s Priory were the first three to be added to the Schedule on the 8 February 1915 with the Castle Hill and Wrens Nest Limestone working remains being an example of one of the more recent additions to the schedule on the 6 October 2004.

Further information can be found on the Historic England website.

Scheduled monument consent is therefore required from Historic England and failure to do so is an offence. This consent is dealt with by Historic England directly and not through the Council, although the usual need for any relevant planning permissions would still apply.

Dudley Scheduled Monuments

Scheduled Ancient Monument Dudley Council Reference English Heritage Monument Number
Dudley Castle, Dudley 12249 21613
St Mary's Abbey, Halesowen 12801 21568
Triangular Crane, Bumble Hole Netherton 2010 2010
St James's Priory, Dudley 999 35114
Wychbury Camp, Pedmore 2707 WM7
Medieval Settlement, Cooper's Bank Farm, Dudley 7644 30015
Cross, St John the Baptist Churchyard, Halesowen 12803 30034
Cross, St Mary's Churchyard, The Village 1033 30037
Coalmining remains, Saltwells Wood, Brierley Hill 12093 35119
The Redhouse, Whitehouse and Newhouse Glassworks, High Street, Wordsley 12533 35119
Castle Hill & Wrens Nest: Lime Industry 12291 35127

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