Understanding Place: Historic Area Assessments
HAAs typically give insights into how and why a place has come to look the way it does. They identify the range of landscapes and building types, their dates and forms, and relate them to the wider evolution of the area. The Introduction sets out the principles and benefits of assessment and explains how it relates to other approaches to the understanding of historic areas. Sections 2–4 explain the practical issues underlying HAAs and how to carry them out at various levels of resolution.
This guidance note supersedes the English Heritage guidance published in June 2010 and a companion document, Understanding place: Historic Area Assessments in a planning and development context.
- Key issues
- Levels of assessment
- Fieldwork, research and analysis
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 40
- Product Code: HEAG146
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