Arden, Western Mixed

Author(s): Jeremy Lake

Arden comprises farmland and former wood pasture lying to the south and east of Birmingham, including part of the West Midlands conurbation. Traditionally regarded as the land lying between the River Tame and the River Avon in Warwickshire, the Arden landscape also extends into north Worcestershire to abut the Severn and Avon Vales. To the north and north-east it presents a steep escarpment to the open landscape of the Mease/Sence Lowlands. The eastern part abuts and surrounds Coventry, with the fringes of Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon to the south. Of the area, 32% is urban and almost 5% is woodland. The predominant pattern is of high to very high levels of dispersed settlement with village-based settlement in valleys and to south-east, set in varied patterns of fields that reflect medieval woodland clearance, post-medieval enclosure of common and later variations in historic farm size.

Report Number:
Research Report
Landscape Farmstead Historic


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