Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Emma Rouse, 2017

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Overview

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

The collection consists of a GIS layer (HLC dataset) with associated report.

The HLC dataset is created using a desk-based programme of GIS mapping and analysis which draws on a wide variety of data sources. These include modern maps, historic maps, aerial photographs, place name studies, SMR data and local archaeological and historical knowledge and research. These sources are used to identify and group archaeological, historic and other environmental attributes attached to land parcels. This allows the creation of multiple and hierarchical historic landscape types each with their own distinct and recognisable character. The distribution of these types can be mapped in GIS and are supported by written descriptions. HLC will form a permanent, flexible and renewable database.

The report provides an overview of the historic landscape character of the AONB, detailed descriptions for each Historic Landscape Types and information on methodology.