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Ancient Monuments Board

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment who are the current members of the Ancient Monuments Board for England, as appointed under Section 15 of the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act 1913; and when each was appointed.

The names of the members and the dates of their original appointments are given below. Those members who were appointed before 1973 were reappointed in April 1974.Members appointed by the bodies included in the First Schedule to the Ancient Monuments Consolidation and Amendment Act 1913:—

Date of original appointment
Dr. R. L. S. Bruce-Mitford1954
Dr. Bernard M. Feilden1964
Basil Greenhill Esq.1972
Professor W. F. Grimes1954
R. W. McDowell Esq1973
Marshall Sisson Esq.1959

Members appointed by the Secretary of State:—

Sir Edward Muir (Chairman)1966
Professor Eric Birley1965
Professor J. G. D. Clark1954
Professor Rosemary Cramp1974
Sir David Follett1965
Professor Sheppard S. Frere1965
Dr. J. N. L. Myres1959
Professor Colin Renfrew1974
Professor J. K. S. St. Joseph1969
Dr. A. J. Taylor1973

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many meetings of the Ancient Monuments Board for England took place in 1974; and what action he has taken as a result of those meetings.

Six meetings of the Ancient Monuments Board were held in 1974. The board advised me on a variety of archaeological matters. I shall have a copy of its report for 1974 sent to the hon. Member when it is published. The statutory action taken on the advice of the board included the listing of 319 structures as ancient monuments, and the protection of five threatened monuments under powers conferred by Part II of the Historic Buildings and Ancient Monuments Act 1953.