Report number: 21/2013

Title Hoo Peninsula, Kent: Hoo Peninsula Historic Landscape Project
Summary This project was undertaken due to proposed changes on Hoo, combined with the threat from rising sea levels which highlighted the need to increase knowledge and promote awareness of how the peninsula’s historical development has contributed to its character. The project was strongly influenced by the principles of the European Landscape Convention (ELC) and English Heritage’s Action Plan for its implementation. In particular this project was designed to address one particular aim which was to complete and strengthen EH landscape characterisation and related programmes, including integration with other EH landscape-scale research. The techniques employed in this project included historic landscape, seascape and routeway characterisation, archive research, farmstead characterisation, aerial survey, Historic Area Assessments, research and survey of key sites and a palaeoenvironmental review. This report presents the results as an integrated narrative that looks at the way change in the Hoo Peninsula landscape, as seen through the history and archaeology of its constituent buildings, fields, rivers and routeways, has produced the character perceptions that we find today. The results of this project will help to ensure that the historic environment plays a positive role in any future changes to this part of Kent.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 217
Authors
  • Carpenter, E
  • Hazell, Z
  • Newsome, S
  • Small, F
Keywords Airfield ,  Antenna Array ,  Anti-Aircraft Battery ,  Barge ,  Bombing Decoy ,  Boom ,  Brickworks ,  Bronze Age ,  Building Recording ,  Castle ,  Cement Works ,  Chemical Explosives Works ,  Coastal Battery ,  Cropmark ,  Decoy Pond ,  Early Medieval ,  Enclosure ,  Farmstead ,  Farmstead Characterisation ,  Firing Range ,  Historic Landscape Characterisation ,  Historic Seascape Characterisation ,  Hulk Assemblage ,  Iron Age ,  Jetty ,  Livestock Refuge Mound ,  Magazine ,  Marsh ,  Medieval ,  Mesolithic ,  Military Training Site ,  Modern ,  Neolithic ,  Oil Refinery ,  Ordnance Depot ,  Oyster Pit ,  Palaeoenvironmental ,  Palaeolithic ,  Pillbox ,  Post Medieval ,  Power Station ,  Practice Trench ,  Prehistoric ,  Radio Station ,  Roman ,  Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) ,  Saltern ,  Sea Defences ,  Searchlight ,  Settlement ,  Trackway
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