Inspections of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in England

Aron Mazel made this Freedom of Information request to Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England

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Dear Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England,

I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for a dataset preferably in Excel listing each Scheduled Ancient Monument, the Historic England region in which it falls, and the date of its last inspection by Historic England.

Yours sincerely,

Aron Mazel

FOI, Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England

Our Reference:18/00565

 

Dear Aron Mazel,

 

Re: Information Request – Inspections of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in
England

 

Thank you for your email on 25 October in which you have requested the
following:

 

'I would like to make a request under the Freedom of Information act for a
dataset preferably in Excel listing each Scheduled Ancient Monument, the
Historic England region in which it falls, and the date of its last
inspection by Historic England.

Your request will be considered under the Freedom of Information Act
(2000)/ the Environmental Information Regulations (2004).  We will be
writing to you within the statutory 20 working day timeframe with a
response to your request.  You will be informed if this is not possible.

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Information Rights Team

 

Historic England

The Engine House

Swindon

SN2 2EH

 

Telephone: 01793 414567

 

 

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your enquiry for administrative purposes.  We will not use these details
for marketing purposes and we will never sell your personal details or
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Our Reference:18/00565

 

Dear Mr Mazel,

 

Re: Information Request – Inspections of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in
England

 

Thank you for your email on 25 October in which you requested the
following:

 

·         '…a dataset preferably in Excel listing each Scheduled Ancient
Monument, the Historic England region in which it falls'

·         '…and the date of its last inspection by Historic England.'

 

I can confirm that Historic England holds information that falls within
the scope of your request and that, under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR), I am able to provide you with that information.

 

With regard to the first part of your request please find attached a zip
file containing Excel spreadsheets listing all Scheduled Monuments for
each of the regions. Each entry has a url to the relevant National
Heritage List for England (NHLE) entry.

 

With regard to the second part of your request please find attached a
spreadsheet extracted from our Heritage Asset Management (HAM) database
listing the date of the last site visit to each Scheduled Monument, where
this has been entered. You should however be aware that there may not be a
visit date for each monument because a) some data was migrated into HAM
from legacy systems and b) it isn’t mandatory to record site visits in the
HAM database. In some cases there may also be more than one row for the
same monument because there can be more than one methodology used for
assessing risk. Our Heritage at Risk teams' current approach to site
monitoring is risk based which means that, rather than carrying out
routine visits to all monuments, we visit those which are deemed to be at
risk and for which we can identify and prioritise possible solutions.

 

Additionally monuments are also visited by our Development Management
teams in connection with proposals for change and statutory casework such
as scheduled monument consent applications and planning application
consultations. This activity, including dates of site visits, is recorded
on a separate database (Concase). This data will take a little longer to
pull together, but colleagues are currently interrogating Concase and as
soon as this visit data has been collated I will forward it on to
you. Ccompletion of the date of site visit field is not mandatory and so
for this reason you should not assume that lack of a confirmed date means
staff have not been to a site recently.

 

I hope that my response is helpful to you. Details of our review procedure
are attached.

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Information Rights Team

 

Historic England

The Engine House

Swindon

SN2 2EH 

Telephone: 01793 414567

 

 

We will keep a record of contact details provided by you and details of
your enquiry for administrative purposes.  We will not use these details
for marketing purposes and we will never sell your personal details or
share your information with another organisation for marketing
purposes. If you would like to know more or understand your data
protection rights, please take a look at our [1]Privacy and Cookies
Policy.

References

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Our Reference:18/00565

 

Dear Mr Mazel,

 

Re: Information Request – Inspections of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in
England

 

Further to my email below, please find attached the second set of site
visit data from our Concase database as promised. Please note the caveats
outlined in my first response which apply to this data set. Thank you for
your patience whilst we pulled this together for you. 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Information Rights Team

 

Historic England

The Engine House

Swindon

SN2 2EH 

Telephone: 01793 414567

 

 

We will keep a record of contact details provided by you and details of
your enquiry for administrative purposes.  We will not use these details
for marketing purposes and we will never sell your personal details or
share your information with another organisation for marketing
purposes. If you would like to know more or understand your data
protection rights, please take a look at our [1]Privacy and Cookies
Policy.

 

From: FOI
Sent: 16 November 2018 10:26
To: '[FOI #528463 email]'
<[FOI #528463 email]>
Subject: Re: Information Request – Inspections of Scheduled Ancient
Monuments in England

 

Our Reference:18/00565

 

Dear Mr Mazel,

 

Re: Information Request – Inspections of Scheduled Ancient Monuments in
England

 

Thank you for your email on 25 October in which you requested the
following:

 

·         '…a dataset preferably in Excel listing each Scheduled Ancient
Monument, the Historic England region in which it falls'

·         '…and the date of its last inspection by Historic England.'

 

I can confirm that Historic England holds information that falls within
the scope of your request and that, under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 (EIR), I am able to provide you with that information.

 

With regard to the first part of your request please find attached a zip
file containing Excel spreadsheets listing all Scheduled Monuments for
each of the regions. Each entry has a url to the relevant National
Heritage List for England (NHLE) entry.

 

With regard to the second part of your request please find attached a
spreadsheet extracted from our Heritage Asset Management (HAM) database
listing the date of the last site visit to each Scheduled Monument, where
this has been entered. You should however be aware that there may not be a
visit date for each monument because a) some data was migrated into HAM
from legacy systems and b) it isn’t mandatory to record site visits in the
HAM database. In some cases there may also be more than one row for the
same monument because there can be more than one methodology used for
assessing risk. Our Heritage at Risk teams' current approach to site
monitoring is risk based which means that, rather than carrying out
routine visits to all monuments, we visit those which are deemed to be at
risk and for which we can identify and prioritise possible solutions.

 

Additionally monuments are also visited by our Development Management
teams in connection with proposals for change and statutory casework such
as scheduled monument consent applications and planning application
consultations. This activity, including dates of site visits, is recorded
on a separate database (Concase). This data will take a little longer to
pull together, but colleagues are currently interrogating Concase and as
soon as this visit data has been collated I will forward it on to
you. Ccompletion of the date of site visit field is not mandatory and so
for this reason you should not assume that lack of a confirmed date means
staff have not been to a site recently.

 

I hope that my response is helpful to you. Details of our review procedure
are attached.

 

 

Yours sincerely, 

 

Information Rights Team

 

Historic England

The Engine House

Swindon

SN2 2EH 

Telephone: 01793 414567

 

 

We will keep a record of contact details provided by you and details of
your enquiry for administrative purposes.  We will not use these details
for marketing purposes and we will never sell your personal details or
share your information with another organisation for marketing
purposes. If you would like to know more or understand your data
protection rights, please take a look at our [2]Privacy and Cookies
Policy.

References

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1. https://www.historicengland.org.uk/terms...
2. https://www.historicengland.org.uk/terms...