Farming the Historic Landscape. Caring for Archaeological Sites in Grassland

Grassland management has ensured that many archaeological sites have survived to the present day in far better condition than their counterparts in cultivated land.  This is particularly true for areas of unimproved permanent grazing land, wgere some of the nation's best-preserved archaeological sites survive as often visible 'humps and bumps' or, as they are more properly termed, earthworks.  Maintaining these sites in grassland is the best form of management, ensuring their long-term preservation and visibility. 

Farmers can play a vital role in ensuring that these sites are passed down to future generations.

This leaflet has been designed to help farmers, land managers and farm advisers identify archaeological sites that are under grassland and achieve best practice in their management.

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 50909
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