England's Coastal Heritage

    SubTitle

    A review of progress since 1997
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        Hardback

        Publication Date

        15 Apr 2014

        Summary

        A review of coastal heritage including an introduction to the coastal historic environment, a consideration of long-term coastal change and a set of research priorities for the future.
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        Main Summary

          The English Heritage Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey (RCZAS) programme has produced a wealth of new information, with over 45 survey reports now completed. Alongside this, the offshore survey completed as part of the Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund has increased understanding of early prehistoric coastal change, while other researchers have extended back the time scale for a human presence in England to at least 900,000 years. From a wider Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management perspective, there has been increased participation by English Heritage in Defra and Environment Agency initiatives.

          It is apt, now, to review what has been achieved and learnt from the RCZAS and other recent coastal historic environment studies. The book will include an introduction to the coastal historic environment, a consideration of long-term coastal change, an outline of survey, recording and characterisation methodology, a national review of the coastal historic environment and a separate discussion of regional significance, a set of research priorities for the future, and a final section considering how England’s coastal heritage should be managed in the future. The fact that climate change will impact significantly, and mostly adversely, on the coastal historic environment, gives a special urgency to this new publication.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Peter Murphy

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          276mm

          Number of Illustrations

          149

          Number of Pages

          184

          ISBN

          9781848021075

          Contents

            Preface
            Acknowledgements
            Summary
            List of illustrations
            List of abbreviations
            The RCZAS reports and referencing
            1. Introduction to the coastal historic environment
            2. Survey, recording and characterisation in the coastal zone
            3. Coastal change
            4. The coastal historic environment
            5. Research priorities
            6. Managing England’s coastal heritage
            Appendix 1 Regional research priorities
            Bibliography
            Index

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