Stonehenge World Heritage Site Landscape Project: Architectural Assessment

Author(s): Rebecca Lane

The Stonehenge World Heritage Site is designated for the importance of its surviving prehistoric monuments, but the defined geographic area has been subjected to much later alteration. The settlements and their buildings tell the story of the later phases in the development of the area, from the medieval period onward. The settlements and buildings indicate the primary importance of agriculture to this evolution. From the 18th century this was increasingly tempered by a growing aesthetic and romantic appreciation for the landscape in the area, which had a strong influence on the architecure of the settlements. This report seeks to assess the architectural character of the buildings in the World Heritage Site, in the context of the evolving agricultural and settlement patterns.

Report Number:
42/2011
Series:
Research Department Reports
Pages:
75
Keywords:
Medieval Modern Post Medieval Standing Building Building Investigation Historic Area Assessment

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