Black Country Historic Landscape Characterisation

Wolverhampton City Council, 2009 (updated 2010)

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Paul Quigley
Landscape Archaeologist
Black Country Archaeology Service
Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre
St Peter's Square
Tel: 01902 555493

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Extraction in the Black Country

The Black Country HLC aims to be a tool in understanding the landscape as it exists today, by placing it firmly in a context of the historical development of its constituent parts. The purpose of producing this understanding is to assist the sensitive management of the built environment in the future.

The reports of the project have therefore been produced in part to inform the local authorities' emerging Joint Core Strategy for the area in the period up to 2026. They analyse the development of an area which has played a key part in Britain's industrialisation, evolving from a network of towns over the South Staffordshire coalfield to form one half of the West Midlands conurbation.