North Yorkshire, York and Lower Tees Valley Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Melanie Dalton, Peter Rowe, Steve Toase, 2013

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Introduction

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The North Yorkshire, York and Lower Tees Valley Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) Project was carried out between April 2005 and March 2010 by staff from the Historic Environment Team, North Yorkshire County Council, with Tees Archaeology undertaking characterisation of urban areas within the Lower Tees Valley. The project was part of a national programme supported and developed by English Heritage and in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council, the North York Moors National Park Authority, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, the City of York Council and Tees Archaeology.

North Yorkshire, York and the Lower Tees Valley have complex landscapes with a variety of environments, both in terms of the physical topography and the land uses and land management employed. There are two National Parks, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the City of York itself, all of which have a multifaceted time depth. The urban areas of the Lower Tees Valley show a high degree of variation in both their historic landscape character, and the legibility of that historic landscape character.

The project was undertaken to gain a better understanding of the surviving historic landscape character of the modern landscape, recognising that this character is the product of landscape changes over many centuries. It is hoped that the outputs from the project will be used for a variety of purposes, to promote understanding of the historic environment of the project area and to provide information for a variety of planning, conservation and management-led initiatives and strategies, as well as future research.