Transport Sites

Scheduling Selection Guide

This selection guide offers an overview of the sorts of archaeological monument or site relating to transport which are likely to be deemed to have national importance, and for which of those scheduling may be appropriate. It aims to do two things: to place these within their historical context, and to give an introduction to what overarching, and particular, factors are considered in assessing sites for designation.

Additional historical content is provided by the Historic England 'Introduction to Heritage Assets' document on Pre-Industrial Road, Trackways and Canals. A parallel Infrastructure: Transport listing selection guide treats the selection of transport-related buildings, as well as such structures as bridges, which are more typically designated via listing; it also offers a fuller history of eighteenth-century and later transport and communications than is given here.


  • Introduction
  • Historical summary
  • Overarching considerations
  • Specific considerations
  • Select bibliography
  • Where to get advice

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 28
  • Product Code: HEAG254


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