Nottinghamshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Nottinghamshire County Council, 2016

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Nottinghamshire County Council (2016) Nottinghamshire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor]

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The Nottinghamshire HLC project was carried out between 1998 and 1999. A Countryside Appraisal had previously been carried out for the county, which identified ten Regional Character Areas. Research carried out in the process of describing the history of these areas was the basis on which the HLC was begun. Creation of polygons was carried out using the modern map base, informed by previous analysis of historic mapping (primarily George Sanderson’s map of Twenty Miles Round Mansfield of 1835). The result was a set of GIS files covering 15 identified landscape components. These were further described and analysed in the associated report. The report and compiled maps were made available via the County Council’s website. A further six data sets were produced as supporting information and are not included in this final download.

Please note: the map as published consisted of a number of layers. Three of these had been created by the previous Countryside Appraisal project and are now unavailable, so they are missing from the associated GIS files. These layers were for urban areas , mineral extraction sites and modern woodland.