Historic Scotland

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Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government, they are charged with safeguarding the nation's historic environment and promoting its understanding and use. sketchmap uses this data to display the location and status of Listed Buildings; Parks and Gardens (Gardens and Landscapes); Scheduled Monuments and World Heritage Sites.

Listed buildings

Many buildings and monuments are given listed building status because of their special architectural or historical importance. This information layer displays the locations and grades of these specially conserved structures.

Metadata table
Data sourceHistoric Scotland
Coverage areaScotland
Version date of dataset22/07/2010
Viewable/printable scalesUp to 2000ft / 500m onscreen scale bar values

Parks and Gardens

Called 'Gardens and Landscapes' by Historic Scotland this layer displays the locations of designated parks and gardens. Local authorities are required by central government to make provision for the protection of these parks and gardens in their policies and resource allocation.

Metadata table
Data sourceHistoric Scotland
Coverage areaScotland
Version date of dataset20/03/2009
Viewable/printable scalesUp to 2000ft / 1km onscreen scale bar values

Scheduled Monuments

There are over 200 'classes' of specially preserved monuments on the schedule. Ranging from prehistoric standing stones and burial mounds on medieval sites such as castles, monasteries and villages, to more recent examples, such as 20th century remains from the coal industry, World War II and the Cold War.

Metadata table
Data sourceHistoric Scotland
Coverage areaScotland
Version date of dataset15/10/2010
Viewable/printable scalesUp to 2000ft / 1km onscreen scale bar values

World Heritage Sites

World heritage sites are places of international importance for the conservation of cultural and natural heritage. The World Heritage List set up by the World Heritage Convention includes landscapes, towns, historic monuments and modern buildings.

Metadata table
Data sourceHistoric Scotland
Coverage areaScotland
Version date of dataset03/08/2010
Viewable/printable scalesUp to 10mi / 20km onscreen scale bar values
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