Identifying, Understanding and Valuing Heritage

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This workshop aims to support local communities in understanding and advocating for heritage and historic environment within their areas and is delivered by Warwickshire County Council’s Historic Environment Record.

The workshop is seeking to:

  • Explain the concepts of ‘historic environment’ and why it is important to local community, environment, and economy
  • Provide guidance on how to obtain and develop an historic environment ‘evidence base’
  • Provide instruction on how to identify and record the character of locally distinctive urban and rural areas

The workshop will not be focused purely on heritage assets, and will be of use to anyone keen to advocate for biodiversity, countryside use and access, planning for housing, and/or local economy & sustainability.

A guided walk around Stretton-on-Dunsmore will begin promptly at 10:00 from the bench around the tree on the Village Green. This will be undertaken around the village and touch on the surrounding countryside, incorporating a number of practical exercises.

Following lunch an indoor session and meeting will occur back at the Village Hall where we will examine existing sources of evidence, alongside methods through which to enhance local records. This is scheduled to be completed by 16:00.

Lunch at the Oak & Black Dog pub is included in the ticket price (excluding drinks)

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