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|