Lancashire Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC)

Lancashire County Council, 2017

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This report summarises the results from a two-year study of the historic landscape character of Lancashire, including the unitary authority areas of Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool Borough Councils. The work forms part of a national programme sponsored by English Heritage and carried out in partnership with the English local authorities, usually at a county level.

The aim of the Lancashire programme was to characterise the distinctive, historic dimension of today's urban and rural environment in Lancashire. This was achieved largely through desk-based research, which first identified a range of attributes within the landscape (such as fields, boundaries, current and historic landuse) and then grouped them into historic landscape types of common and recognisable character.