Magic Maps - Scheduled Monuments & Heritage Gateway confusion

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When researching permissions, I like to check Magic Maps to see if there are scheduled monuments that need to be avoided. I'm sure that many of us do the same.

I've also been looking on https://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/ for my local area and I've found some HER Monument (Historic Environment Record) listings on a couple of the fields close to my newly aquired permission (one of them is on it).

One of these HER records shows a feature that is listed as :-

Protected Status
SHINE: Probable (feature details removed by me) * * * * *

So, this feature is shown as PROTECTED STATUS on Heritage Gateway, it's also shown as SHINE https://www.myshinedata.org.uk/what-is-shine-1

So, if I'm reading this right (and I may well not be), this is a feature which is not officially classed as a scheduled Monument (not shown on Magic Maps), but it may well be protected under an environmental agreement with the land owner/farmer, if such an agreement is in place?

In this instance, if there's no environmental agreement shown for that field, it may be detectable? However if there is an ongoing agreement I need to stay well away? Have I got that right?
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It might be protected from a planning perspective. There are some agri agreements that mean the landowner will be given a wrap on the knuckle or fine but I glaze over when people go on about those :oops:

I find these sites easier to use and navigate when looking for scheduled sites if it helps ...

https://ancientmonuments.uk/map#.YIp8wy14WhA

And here’s another one from Historic England https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/ ... map-search
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SHINE is a local HER designation as a site that would be added to an agri-environment agreement should the landowner enter into one. In that way it would be protected by the regulations imposed by NE.

These are sites that would not normally come under the scheduling process because they dont meet the criteria. Every HER i would imagine has a list through agreements made via ALGAO to safeguard archaeology from damage and of course that does not always mean agriculture.

If there is no agri-environment agreement in place then there would seem to be no restrictions. However if you do record anything from that area with the PAS, it will be picked up by the FLO when checking the findspot to ensure that you had not been where you should not have been. So it may get a mention or it may not. Depends upon the opinion of the FLO or their local authority manager who may even be the person who added the site as a SHINE designation to the HER in the first place.

I have access to land which contains a SHINE site though the land is not under any scheme at the moment. However as it is a clear earthwork under permanent grassland i have left it alone as a personal choice though i know that the previous permission holder (long dead) hammered it.
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Thanks very much Cath and Steve.
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