Ancient Monument

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Monuments and Memory: Architecture and Visual Culture in Ancient Anatolian History

SAUNDERS, Matthew John (born 1953), Secretary, Ancient Monuments Society, since 1977

England's Glory Revived in Mister Canning being some account of his Cabinet of ancient monuments

BROWN, Frank Percival (1877 - 1958), Fellow of Ancient Monuments Society; Member of Council, Artists’ Annuity Fund

ANSORGE, Eric Cecil (1887 - 1977), Fellow, Ancient Monuments Society; Indian Civil Service (retired)

GRAHAM, Angus (1892 - 1979), Member of Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments (Scotland), 1960–74

FITZGERALD, James (died 1909), Assistant Secretary and Acting Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Office of Works, SW

de NORMANN, Eric (1893 - 1982), Chairman, Ancient Monuments Board for England, 1955–64

HOBBS, Herbert Harry (1912 - 2002), Director, Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings, 1970–72, retired

AVENT, (John) Richard (1948 - 2006), Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments and Historic Buildings, Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments, since 1984

THOMPSON, Alexander Hamilton (1873 - 1952), Member of Royal Commission on Historical Monuments since 1933 and of Ancient Monuments Board for England since 1935

RICHARDS, Raymond (1906 - 1978), Past Chairman, Ancient Monuments Society; Trustee: Historic Churches Preservation Trust; Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust; Friends of Ancient English Churches

O’NEIL, Bryan Hugh St John (1905 - 1954), Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments since 1945; Rhind Lecturer in Archæology, 1946; Member of Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (Eng.) since 1950

LINDSAY, Ian Gordon (1906 - 1966), Member of Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland; Royal Fine Art Commission of Scotland, Ancient Monuments Board of Scotland, Historic Buildings Council of Scotland, Council of National Trust of Scotland, etc


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Although generally referring to recognized archaeological sites and ancient structures, this term also has a specific legal meaning set out in Section 61(12) of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (AMAAA) for England, Wales, and Scotland. Here ‘Ancient Monuments’ are either Scheduled Monuments or ‘any other monument which in the opinion of the Secretary of State is of public interest by reason of the historic, architectural, traditional, artistic, or archaeological interest attaching to it’. Section 33(8) of the National Heritage Act 1983 also defines the term Ancient Monument with reference to the work of English Heritage as: ‘any structure, work, site, garden or area which in the Commission's opinion is of historic, architectural, traditional, artistic or archaeological interest’.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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