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The Protection of Ancient Monuments

Nature volume 88, pages 394395 (18 January 1912) | Download Citation

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THE question of the protection of ancient monuments in this country has reached a new phase by a paper recently read by Sir Schomberg McDonell, secretary to the Office of Works, before the Society of Antiquaries. He referred to numerous cases, such as those of Stone-henge, the camp at Penmaenmawr, Meavy Bridge, Chichester Cross, the wall paintings of Tewkesbury Abbey, the proposed restoration of Carnarvon Castle, as instances in which much damage had been, or was likely to be, caused to national monuments by reckless interference. To meet this evil, he suggested the establishment of an advisory committee, composed of men eminent in archæology and public life, with representatives of the leading archæological societies, the British Museum, nominees of the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, and of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners.

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