1017. Application of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

(ii)     Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas

a.     Introduction to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979

1017.     Application of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 was passed to consolidate and amend the law relating to ancient monuments1 and make provision for the investigation, preservation and recording of matters of archaeological or historical interest and for the regulation of operations affecting such matters2. The Act applies to England, Wales and Scotland3; and may be applied by order, subject to consultation with