E: Characterisation and its uses in the HER#

Historic Characterisation is a well-established technique used by English Heritage and others to assist with managing change to the historic environment. It is particularly adapted for use in spatial planning or land management. One of its most common forms, county-scale 'historic landscape characterisation' and its urban equivalent is now available through Historic Environment Records (HERs) in most parts of England. Additional types of characterisation are also described here.

This section is in draft form, but each page has web links for further information. Some of these can be found on the HELM page: http://www.helm.org.uk/understanding-and-recording/historic-characterisation/.

Page Contributors for Section E were: Alison Bennett, Lynn Dyson-Bruce, Paul Gilman, Neil Lang, Bruce Mann, and David Wheatley