Understanding Place

    SubTitle

    Historic Area Assessment
    Understanding Place large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        7 Apr 2017
        10681732
        10681732

        Main Summary

          This guidance explains how to undertake Historic Area Assessments (HAAs) in order to understand and explain the heritage interest of an area. HAAs help explain the character of a place and define its significance, providing a sound evidence base for the informed management of the historic environment. The approach is intended to assist historic environment specialists, planners, developers, local communities and others in evaluating the historic environment by understanding how the past is encapsulated in today’s landscape, explaining why it has assumed its present form and highlighting its more significant elements.

          HAAs typically give insights into how and why a place has come to look the way it does. They identify the range of landscapes and building types, their dates and forms, and relate them to the wider evolution of the area. The Introduction sets out the principles and benefits of assessment and explains how it relates to other approaches to the understanding of historic areas. Sections 2–4 explain the practical issues underlying HAAs and how to carry them out at various levels of resolution.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Geraint Franklin

          Author Information

          Geraint Franklin is an Investigator at Historic England

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          18

          Number of Pages

          40

          ISBN

          9781848024915

          Contents

            1. Introduction
            2. Key issues
            3. Levels of assessment
            4. Fieldwork, research and analysis
            5. Bibliography
            6. Glossary
            7. Acknowledgements

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