The Hoo Peninsula Landscape
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        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        15 Nov 2015

        Summary

        The book examines the historic environment of the Hoo Peninsula landscape and describes how changing patterns of land use and maritime activity over time have given this landscape and seascape its distinctive character.
        9920381
        9920381

        Main Summary

          The Hoo Peninsula is located on the north Kent coast 30 miles east of Central London. ThisĀ  book raises awareness of the positive contribution that the historic environment makes to the Hoo Peninsula by describing how changing patterns of land use and maritime activity over time have given this landscape and seascape its distinctive character.

          It uses new information, which involved historic landscape, seascape and farmstead characterisation, aerial photographic mapping and analysis, area assessment of the buildings, detailed survey of key sites and other desk-based research. It takes a thematic view of the major influences on the history and development of the Hoo Peninsula and demonstrates the role that the Peninsula plays in the national story. The book is an important step towards changing the perception that the Hoo Peninsula is an out-of-the-way area, scarred by past development, where the landscape has no heritage value and major infrastructure can be developed with minimum objection.

          Additional Information

          Series

          Informed Conservation

          Author

          Sarah Newsome
          Edward Carpenter
          Peter Kendall

          Author Information

          Sarah Newsome is a Senior Investigator at Historic England.
          Edward Carpenter is an Aerial Investigator for Historic England.
          Peter Kendall is a Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic England.

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          210cm

          Number of Illustrations

          79

          Number of Pages

          96

          ISBN

          9781848022256

          Contents

            1. Introduction
            2. Industry and innovation
            3. Defending the realm
            4. Farming and fishing
            5. The future of the Hoo Peninsula landscape

            Reviews

              ... authoritative and well-presented book ... packed with information, presented clearly and engagingly ... The best protection from unsympathetic development is an understanding of how and why a place has reached its present appearance and economic structure. This is a model for such studies.
              Paula Martin
              International Journal of Nautical Archaeology