England’s Historic Seascapes

Liverpool WaterfrontLiverpool Waterfront"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes" - Marcel Proust
England’s Historic Seascapes is a pilot historic landscape characterisation (HLC) project commissioned by English Heritage. The project will develop a methodology for extending existing HLCs into the inter-tidal and marine zone focussing initially on a study area in Liverpool Bay.
Sefton sand dunesSefton sand dunes


What is Historic Landscape Characterisation?

Historic landscape characterisation is a way of describing and displaying the physical, environmental and human-made changes and components that have made the landscape appear as it does today. It can be used as a heritage management tool, ensuring any changes or impacts on the landscape are appropriate to its historic character. It provides a broader understanding of the heritage of an area by including every part of the landscape by providing the context to individual sites and monuments.