Coventry Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Eloise Markwick, Chris Patrick, Anna Wilson, 2013

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Eloise Markwick, Chris Patrick, Anna Wilson (2013) Coventry Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor]


The Coventry HLC was based on a desk-based examination of published sources, mainly from maps and aerial photographs, as well as on the reconstruction of the pre-inclosure landscapes from documentary research. It was constructed as a GIS layer with each polygon linking to further information; there are just under 1800 records covering the city centre and suburbs to the city boundary. In addition, the HLC data was used to draw up 46 Character Areas by linking those areas that are similar in character and which adjoin each other.

A report summarising the HLC project, as well as more detailed reports describing each Character Area, and the geographic (GIS) data for the HLC and Character Areas can all be downloaded (see the Downloads section).

If any further details or information is required about the Coventry HLC, this can be provided by the Coventry City Council Conservation & Archaeology team.