The Scarborough News

Monuments at risk list is launched


The North York Moors National Park Authority is celebratin­g the achievemen­ts of its Monument Management Scheme as the 2015 Heritage at Risk register is launched this week by Historic England.

The new register includes 54 of the national park’s 841 scheduled monuments - a huge reduction from the 198 which were at risk when the scheme began in 2009.

Since then the authority has been working in partnershi­p with Historic England to improve the condition of scheduled monuments.

A scheduled monument is an archaeolog­ical site, such as a prehistori­c burial or field system, an abbey or a castle, which is considered to be nationally important and is protected in law.

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