Previous Land Uses

Landscape Image

Half the project area has fossilised traces of previous land uses. The details of these have been recorded in the HLC dataset.

This overlaying evidence of historic land uses creates the character of the landscape as we perceive it today. Some areas of land in todays landscape may be characterised as predominantly 19th century for example but may also contain traces of earlier post medieval and medieval land use.

The way in which this time depth is built up can be seen in the series of maps. It is possible to dig down through the layers in the landscape which have been created over time.
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