Historic landscape characterisation
The landscape of Buckinghamshire today is the result of natural and human actions which have taken place over many years.
Settlement, farming, and recreation have all left physical traces behind. They have given individual parts of the county their own special character.
Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) project
To understand the historic dimension of today's landscape, we carried out a HLC project for Buckinghamshire.
Historic England, the government's adviser on the historic environment, funded the two-year desk-based project in partnership with Milton Keynes Council. To create a countrywide character map of historic Buckinghamshire, we used:
- aerial photographs
- historic and modern maps
Unlocking Buckinghamshire's Past
We've put together an online database for Buckinghamshire's Historic Environment Record.
This database covers periods from the earliest humans to the twentieth century, and gives you access to:
- over 28,000 records of archaeological sites
- historic buildings and landscapes
- character maps