Heritage assets

5. Scheduled Monuments

Within the borough of Stockport there are many sites, buildings and other remains of archaeological significance. Archaeological remains can contain irreplaceable information about our past and the potential for an increase in future knowledge.

They can range from places of worship, defence installations, burial grounds, farms and fields, and sites of manufacture. These sites are not only essential to our heritage but also provide for educational purposes, leisure and tourism. The most valuable of these are 'scheduled', to provide statutory protection of the sites for future generations.

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has a duty to compile and maintain the schedule of nationally important monuments under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

Any work to a designated Scheduled Monument is subject to Scheduled Ancient Monument Consent. Applications are made to Historic England. In assessing applications, the aim is to ensure that the significance of protected sites is safeguarded for the long term. Further information is available from Historic England.

Where buildings are both scheduled and listed, Scheduled Monument legislation takes precedence. Scheduled Monument consent rather than listed building consent is required for works.

In Stockport there are 6 Scheduled Monuments:

  • Moated site north west of Broad Oak Farm, Hazel Grove
  • Brownlow Tumulus, Ludworth
  • Marple aqueduct
  • Oldknow Lime Kilns, Strines Road, Marple
  • Cairn west of Intakes Farm, Ludworth
  • Moated site, Peel Hall, Peel Moat, Heaton Moor

For further details consult the online Stockport Historic Environment Database.