ancient history has bestowed on us a wealth of monuments that need
attention to ensure that they survive for future generations to
the Adopt a Monument Scheme we provide expertise,
mentoring and support to encourage
communities to ‘adopt’ a monument in their area in order to
ensure ongoing maintenance and greater
protection through increased civic value.
Aims and Objectives
is an innovative way of bringing monuments and local heritage from
the periphery into the heart of a community.
want to help community groups embrace their heritage, site be it a
prehistoric tomb, stone circle, medieval town wall, castle, church,
bridge, graveyard, landed estate, mine, kiln, mill, traditional house
vision is that the chosen monument will
serve as a focal point for heritage-related, educational and
recreational activities and will encourage greater interpretation
Scheme offers opportunities to:
actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of heritage
sites in your local area;
and work together as a community;
in community development;
regional tourism, business and employment opportunities;
and understand the story of your locality and
active and learn new skills.
are currently five projects in the 2016 pilot scheme.
Further details on the 2016 participants and the programme
7 projects added to the Adopt a Monument Scheme in 2017
& Getting Involved
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