This Act concerns the protection of ancient monuments and also provides with respect to acquisition and guardianship of land in the vicinity of an ancient monument and other easements and other similar rights to protection of monuments affecting such land. The Act also concerns monuments in territorial waters of the UK.
Implemented by: Scheduled Monuments (Notification and Publication) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (S.S.I. No. 230 of 2015). (2015-06-02)
Implemented by: Scheduled Monument Consent Procedure (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (S.S.I. No. 229 of 2015). (2015-06-02)
Implemented by: Scheduled Monuments (Appeals) (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (S.S.I. No. 231 of 2015). (2015-06-02)
Amended by: Historic Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (2016 anaw 4). (2016-03-21)
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The United Kingdom has historically played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and in advancing literature and science. At its zenith in the 19th century, the British Empire stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the 20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two world wars and the Irish Republic's withdrawal from the union. The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding itself into a modern and prosperous European nation.