Historic landscapes

Our Historic landscapes are very much affected by the manmade impacts on the landscape; the settlement patterns, road networks, industrial land, parkland, monuments and burial sites.


Landscape forms an integral part of the historic environment, along with archaeological and historic sites, monuments and historic buildings. Traditionally, the conservation of the historic environment has concentrated upon the preservation of individual sites, buildings or designated areas. However, this has meant that many aspects of the historic environment are under-recognised, under-appreciated and under-considered in the making of policies and decisions.

Gelligaer Common is an historic landscape in Caerphilly county borough.

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