Humber bridge now out of Bounds???

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Humber bridge now out of Bounds???

Post by oldartefact » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:35 pm

Just heard that the Humber bridge has been given grade 1 listed status ,,, so assume thats an end to metal detecting in the immediate area !!! Just like the bridge itself (it goes nowhere) ,,, another laughing stock!

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Re: Humber bridge now out of Bounds???

Post by jcmaloney » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56 pm

Its a Grade 1 listed building not a Scheduled Ancient Monument. ::g

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Re: Humber bridge now out of Bounds???

Post by oldartefact » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:03 pm

jcmaloney wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56 pm
Its a Grade 1 listed building not a Scheduled Ancient Monument. ::g
Thanks JCM ... but I found this...

It is an offence to use a metal detector on a scheduled monument or in an area of archaeological importance without a licence from Historic England (19). This is regardless of whether the user does any damage to the monument or area. It is also an offence to remove an object of archaeological or historic interest from a scheduled monument or area of archaeological importance that has been discovered using a metal detector (19).


So the question is does grade 1 listing constitute a site of archaeological importance? I hope not, but I suspect so.

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Re: Humber bridge now out of Bounds???

Post by jcmaloney » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:20 pm

I can detect upto the steps of 5 Grade 1 listed buildings on a local Estate.
I can`t detect on and must leave a 30 metre buffer zone around the Scheduled Ancient Monuments on the same Estate.
By rights the whole Estate could be defined as "of archaeological importance"........ but it isn`t and I am allowed to detect as long as I record all the finds to fit in with their Stewardship.

I can`t see them scheduling the Humber Foreshore....biggest risk would be the mud !! Anyway the bridge was only designed to last 120 years......only 84 years to go... =))

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Re: Humber bridge now out of Bounds???

Post by oldartefact » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:37 am

Many thanks for the clarification JCM

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