Commemorative and Funerary

Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site associated with commemorative and funerary rites and activities which are likely to be deemed to have national importance, and for which of those scheduling may be appropriate. It aims to set these sites within their historical context and to give an introduction to some of the specific legal constraints in dealing with human remains, as well as to more specific designation considerations.

There is inevitably some overlap with listing, which is covered in a parallel (but separate) Commemorative Structures selection guide.


  • Introduction
  • Historical summary
  • Overarching legal considerations
  • Overarching designation considerations
  • Specific considerations
  • Designation considerations by period
  • Select bibliography
  • Where to get advice

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 32
  • Product Code: HEAG239


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