Monument Management Scheme

The Monuments Management Scheme is a grant funded partnership scheme awarded by Historic England, to enable us to work with local authorities and other trusted partners, who are enabled by our grants, which match fund their own resources to develop  projects that cover the improvements to the condition, management and  understanding of, as well as access to Scheduled Monuments and designated heritage assets. MMS often involve opportunities to engage volunteers and members of the public as well as contractors and consultants in a projects that potentially covers numbers of sites over a period of time, in order to better secure their future.

The North Devon AONB Coastal Heritage Project focussed on the recording and surveying a number of coastal sites (Bucks Mills, Clovelly Dykes), as well as physical improvements to the condition and management undertaken by volunteers and community groups (NDAS) with the AONB (Hillsborough, Gallantry Bower).

The North Devon AONB MMS has been a particularly pleasing and well developed project as it has managed to address all the elements of research,  improved management and condition, access and public engagement at a range of Scheduled Monuments all across the AONB.