Historic Landscape Characterisation

In order to record and understand the wider historic landscape of the county, Devon County Council and English Heritage have undertaken a Historic Landscape Characterisation project for the county. This has been supported by the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and by the Dartmoor National Park Authority.

Historic Landscape Characterisation is a method for understanding and mapping the landscape that we see today with reference to its historical development. The Devon project has used digital mapping, which means that the results can be updated in the light of future research.