Archaeological Interest

Heritage assets with archaeological interest are primary sources of evidence about the substance and evolution of places, and of the people and cultures that made them.

An asset has archaeological interest if it is known to hold, or could potentially hold, evidence of past human activity worthy of expert investigation at some point. Phases of alteration to a building, such as areas of concealed early timber framing within a building that was later re-fronted with stone or brick for example.

Areas of archaeological remains that have been investigated by archaeological bodies and interpreted but have not been recognised as Scheduled Monuments should also be considered for the Local List. However, areas of archaeological potential that have not been investigated will not be included.

Ask yourself…….

  • Does the asset hold or potentially hold historic fabric relating to an earlier phase of the building / structure?
  • Has there been an excavation or investigation of your asset that has produced archaeological finds or remains?