The Historic Landscape of the Mendip Hills
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        Publication Date

        15 Jul 2015


        The core of the book will represent the results of a three-year survey project looking at the historic landscape of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

        Main Summary

          A chronological look at the historic landscape of the Mendip Hills, surveying both archaeological and architectural features.

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          Elaine Jamieson

          Author Information

          Elaine Jamieson is a Research Assistant at the University of Reading.

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            1. The Mendip Hills landscape
            2. The Palaeolithic and Mesolithic
            3. The Neolithic and Early Bronze Age
            4. The later prehistoric period
            5. The Romano-British and early medieval periods
            6. The later medieval period
            7. The post-medieval period
            8. The 20th century and beyond


              This handsome volume on the Mendip Hills in the series of historic landscapes is much to be welcomed. It is beautifully produced, and well illustrated with large, good-quality photographs, maps, figures and reconstruction drawings of earlier landscape features ... it offers an incomparable overview of a regional archaeology across the 'longue durée'.
              Landscape History, Volume 38, Issue 1, 2017
              Historic England records, analyses and presents an attractive overview of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the Stone Age to the present day, partly to help protect and manage its historic environment and partly to promote public enjoyment. It's a rather gorgeous and richly illustrated volume ... Taken overall the volume is a triumph, and Somerset is luck to have it. Clearly a huge amount of work has gone into it, with support and contributions from a larger than normal range of bodies and individuals.
              Paul Stamper
              Medieval Research Settlement Group, vol 31, Nov 16