The Hoo Peninsula [Paperback]

Edward Carpenter (Author); Peter Kendall (Author)

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ISBN: 9781848022256 | Published by: Historic England | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 96p, 100 illustrations

The Hoo Peninsula


The book raises awareness of the positive contribution that the historic environment makes to the Hoo Peninsula landscape (located on the north Kent coast 30 miles east of central London) by describing how changing patterns of land use and maritime activity over time have given this landscape and seascape its distinctive character. It uses new information, which involved historic landscape, seascape and farmstead characterisation, aerial photographic mapping and analysis, area assessment of the buildings, detailed survey of key sites and other desk-based research. It takes a thematic view of the major influences on the history and development of the Hoo Peninsula and demonstrates the role that the Peninsula plays in the national story. The book is an important step towards changing the perception that the Hoo Peninsula is an out-of-the-way area, scarred by past development, where the landscape has no heritage value and major infrastructure can be developed with minimum objection.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Industry and Innovation
3. Defending the Realm
4. Farming and Fishing
5. The Future of the Hoo Peninsula Landscape

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