Historic landscape character and sense of place
Taylor & Francis
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Most studies of landscape character within archaeology and historical geography have focused on morphological features such as whether settlement patterns were nucleated or dispersed, but this paper discusses how adding depth to this, for example by studying place-names, vernacular architecture, and the territorial structures within which a landscape was managed in the past, gives us a far greater understanding of its texture and meaning to local communities. In two case-studies in southern Essex, for example, it is shown how the connections that once existed between inland and coastal communities can be used today to promote public access to the countryside. A further case study, in southwest England, shows how field-/place-names and vernacular architecture also make an important contribution to our appreciation of the time depth and complexity of landscape character.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Landscape Research, 2013, Vol. 38, Issue 2 pp.179-202, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/01426397.2012.672642.
Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 179 - 202