Lichfield District has a diverse range of historic landscapes, buildings, settlements, archaeological sites and monuments which reflect our own distinct character.
The most important archaeological sites are designated as scheduled monuments. Although archaeology is all around us, scheduled sites form a carefully chosen sample of them, which are closely managed.
You can search for scheduled monuments on Historic England's national heritage list for England.
Archaeological remains are not always ancient, or visible above ground. They can range from prehistoric burial mounds, abandoned medieval villages to military airfields.
The planning archaeological advice service at Staffordshire County Council can provide advice and information relating to any potential archaeological impacts of planning applications, and our curatorial service can produce briefs and specifications for archaeological work where this has been included as a condition against any planning consent.