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The Hoo Peninsula Landscape
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 21:47:07 »
The Hoo Peninsula Landscape.
Sarah Newsome, Edward Carpenter, Peter Kendall. ISBN: 9781848022256. Published 2015 by Historic England. 96 page softback. 14.99.
Also available as a free PDF download, 10.28 MB @ http://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/hoo-peninsula-landscape/

     The Hoo Peninsula is located on the north Kent coast 30 miles east of Central London. This 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.


An Introduction is followed by chapters on Industry and Innovation, Defending the Realm, Farming and Fishing, The Future of the Hoo Peninsula, plus future research, notes and references.
The text is well written and informative and covers the subjects well. There are lots of really excellent photos, including many aerial shots.

 

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