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Historic Seascape Characterisation South West Peninsula

The South West Peninsula Historic Seascape Characterisation Project, funded by English Heritage's National Heritage Protection Commissions Programme, is one of three projects commissioned to complete strategic-level Historic Seascape Characterisation coverage of England's coasts, Inshore and Offshore Regions. The robust national method for Historic Seascape Character allows an understanding of historic trends and processes to inform and frame the broader sustainable management of change through marine spatial planning, outreach and research projects.

This project successfully displays the implementation of the national Historic Seascape Characterisation method across an extensive area and provides further effective practical demonstration of the method's capabilities.

English Heritage commissioned the project as part of wider work within the National Heritage Protection Plan towards identifying unknown marine assets and landscapes. It was carried out by Historic Environment Projects, Cornwall Council.

For ease of use, the Project Report is divided into three sections. The first section outlines the project's method implementation, the second section outlines an applications review and case studies, and the third section contains the Character Type text descriptions from national and regional perspectives.

Requests for GIS data from the project can be sent to Neil Guiden


Section 1 Implementing the Method
Section 2 Applications Review and Case Studies
Section 3 Character Type Text Descriptions

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed

If you require an alternative accessible version of this document please contact: Historic Environment, Cornwall Council, Fal Building, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY, Tel: (01872) 323603, Fax: (01872) 323811, E-mail:,

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