1041. Public access to monuments.

Subject to the following provisions, the public have a right of access to any monument1 under the ownership2 or guardianship of the Secretary of State3, the Welsh Ministers4, the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England ('the Commission')5 or any local authority6 by virtue of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 19797. The Secretary of State, the Welsh Ministers, the Commission and any local authority8 may nevertheless control the times of normal public access to any such monument under their ownership or guardianship and may also, if they consider it necessary or expedient to do so in the