Archaeology, Scheduled Ancient Monuments and Battlefields

Cheshire East Borough Council provides archaeological advice through the Cheshire Archaeology Planning Advisory Service (CAPAS).

The CAPAS is responsible for safeguarding Cheshire's archaeology through the planning process. It is a shared service between Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council, as well as the authorities of Warrington and Halton.

Visit the Cheshire archaeology website for information about archaeology in Cheshire East.

Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMs)

Within Cheshire East, there are 106 Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

The boundaries of the scheduled monuments can be found on our interactive mapping site. A list of the SAMs can be viewed by modifying the search to 'Cheshire East' on the 'District/Unitary Authority/Borough' drop down menu, on the Historic England website.

A Scheduled Ancient Monument is a protected archaeological site or historic building considered to be of national importance in the United Kingdom. These monuments are carefully selected and closely managed to ensure their preservation for future generations. Consent for works to these structures are managed by Historic England.

If you require further information about how SAMs affect you and your property/or land, refer to the Historic England Scheduled Monuments webpage.


The Battle of Nantwich 1644, is the only historic Battlefield within Cheshire East. See the Historic England - Battle of Nantwich 1644 webpage for more details.

The Nantwich Battlefield is managed by the Battlefield Trust.

Contact the Built Heritage Team

Telephone: 0300 123 5014

Page last reviewed: 20 June 2024