We protect ancient monuments because they are important artefacts of our heritage and may hold cultural value within a community.
Designed gardens and landscapes are important because;
- of their unique artistic value
- they contain rare or valuable plant collections
- they are invaluable to wildlife.
Development near a scheduled ancient monument or designed landscape, may be subject to planning constraints and will be assessed for their impact on their surroundings.
See what's protected
View our map of ancient monuments and gardens in North Ayrshire.
Search the PASTMAP website for:
- listed buildings
- scheduled ancient monuments
- national monuments
- natural conservation sites
- designed landscapes and gardens
View our Scheduled ancient monuments list (PDF, 180kb).
A list of scheduled ancient monuments in Scotland is maintained by the RCAHMS and controlled by Historic Environment Scotland.
Find designed gardens
View our list of Designed gardens and landscapes (PDF, 89kb).
A record of nationally important gardens and designed landscapes is kept by Historic Environment Scotland.
Landscapes of local historic importance can be found on the Garden History Society website.