The Schedule of Ancient Monuments is compiled and maintained by the Secretary of State under Section 1 of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. The fact that a monument has been scheduled means that it has been recognised as being of national importance. The primary purpose of scheduling a monument is to preserve it for the future, and to protect it from damage, destruction or any unnecessary interference.
There are 12 scheduled monuments in the Borough:
- Moated Site at Fingrith Hall Farm (Blackmore, Hook End & Wyatts Green, 33241)
- The Chapel of St Thomas a Beckett (Brentwood, 29398)
- Slight univallate hillfort 300m west of Calcott Hall Farm (Brentwood, 24882)
- Moated Site immediately east of Heron Hall (Herongate & Ingrave, 33242)
- Roman Villa 100m north west of Handley Barns (Ingatestone & Fryerning, 24862)
- Barn at Ingatestone Hall (Ingatestone & Fryerning, 47)
- Moated Site 210m east of Brizes (Kelvedon Hatch, 33262)
- Thoby Priory (Mountnessing, 124)
- Moated Site in Fortification Wood (Navestock, 105)
- Moated Site at Watton Farm (Navestock, 29386)
- Old Thorndon Hall and Gardens (Brentwood, 32473)
- Former Parish Church and Churchyard of St. Nicholas (Brentwood, 32471)
The location of monuments are indicated on the Brentwood Local Plan Proposals Map.
Detailed information for all listed buildings and scheduled monuments can be viewed on the Historic England website by searching the National Heritage List for England. The Heritage List is the only official and up to date database of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites in England.