1043. Compulsory acquisition of ancient monuments.

1043.     Compulsory acquisition of ancient monuments.

The Secretary of State or, in relation to Wales, the Welsh Ministers1 may acquire compulsorily2 any ancient monument3 for the purpose of securing its preservation4. For the purpose of assessing compensation in respect of any compulsory acquisition under this provision of a monument which, immediately before the date of the compulsory purchase order, was scheduled5, it must be assumed that scheduled monument consent6 would not be granted for any works7 which would or might result in the demolition, destruction or removal of the