Scheduled monuments and archaeology
Our scheduled monuments and archaeological sites provide historical information about South Gloucestershire.
A scheduled monument is a site, building or area of archaeological importance. They are among the most significant heritage assets in the country.
Historic England maintains the list of scheduled monuments for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and provides information on what scheduling is, the criteria and how to apply.
You will still need to apply for scheduled monument consent even if you have planning permission.
Our scheduled monuments
In South Gloucestershire there are 38 scheduled monuments. These sites range from hillforts such as Sodbury Camp to bridges and churchyard crosses.
Scheduled monuments in South Gloucestershire
- Acton Court Manor and Garden Latteridge Road, Iron Acton
- Badminton Park Roman Villa
- Bloody Acre Camp, Harriss Woods, Cromhall
- Brandy Bottom (Parkfield South) Colliery, Pucklechurch
- Bury Hill Camp, Winterbourne
- Camp Hill Hillfort, Rockhampton
- Churchyard Cross, St. James Church, Iron Acton
- Churchyard Cross, St. Leonards Church, Tortworth
- Dyrham Camp (Hinton Hillfort)
- Elberton Camp, Old Down Farm, Elberton
- Fishponds Park Farm, Thornbury
- Freezing Hill Earthwork, Lansdown, Cold Ashton, Doynton
- Hillfort Little Abbey Camp, Alveston
- Horton Camp, Upper Widden Hill Farm, Horton
- King Edmunds Palace, Castle Road, Pucklechurch
- Lapdown Barn, Round Barrows, Tormarton
- Moated site, Barrs Court, Longwell Green, Oldland
- Oldbury Camp Iron Age hillfort, Oldbury-on-Severn
- Olveston Court moat complex and earthworks
- Oval enclosure on Strode Common, Olveston
- Ram Hill Colliery Coalpit Heath Westerleigh
- Roman camp, Golden Valley Lane, Bitton
- Roman Villa and Bathhouse Lower Woods Wickwar
- Roman Villa north-west of Tapwell Bridge, Cromhall
- Roman Villa Springfield Farm
- Romano-British settlement, Cold Ashton
- Round Barrow, Barrow Hill, Bitton
- Round Barrow, Shortwood Hill, Pucklechurch
- Round Barrow, Vattingstone Lane, Alveston Down, Olveston
- Ruins of St. Helens Church, Rudgeway
- Sodbury Camp, Little Sodbury
- Starveall Long, Barrow Bangel Wood, Hawkesbury
- Starveall Round, Barrow Bangel Wood, Hawkesbury
- The Castle, Tytherington
- Thornbury Castle, Thornbury
- West Littleton Down, Round Barrow
- Wickwar Roman Town Hall End Wickwar
- William Champion’s brassworks, Warmley, Siston
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There are thousands of archaeological sites in South Gloucestershire from Prehistoric find spots to Roman villas, Tudor castles and Post-Medieval mining remains.
The significance of these vary but they all contribute to a greater understanding of the area of how South Gloucestershire developed and continues to develop and thrive.
Archaeological remains can be both above and below ground and can include buildings, landscapes, sites and wrecks as well as other types of heritage asset. Not all archaeological remains are known and new discoveries are constantly being made.
More information about archaeological sites and other heritage assets can be found in the Historic Environment Record.