Northumberland Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Liz Williams, 2015

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Liz Williams
Heritage and HER Officer
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Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF

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The main products of the project comprise a GIS map layer, database and report. The map layer covers all of Northumberland, including the Northumberland National Park, North Northumberland Coast AONB and that part of the North Pennines AONB in the county, and is made up of over 15,500 polygons. Each polygon is linked to a record within the project database which holds detailed information on features such as boundary characteristics, field size, geomorphology, pattern, and change since the mid-19th century. A final report describes the project in detail, including methodology, overviews broad landscape types, description of individual historic landscape character types and historic character areas, discussion of time depth and change and links to regional research agendas.