The English Heritage Rapid Coastal Zone Assessment Survey (RCZAS) programme has produced a wealth of new information with over 45 survey reports now completed. Alongside this the offshore survey completed as part of the Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund has increased understanding of early prehistoric coastal change while other researchers have extended back the time scale for a human presence in England to at least 900000 years. From a wider Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management perspective there has been increased participation by English Heritage in Defra and Environment Agency initiatives.It is apt now to review what has been achieved and learnt from the RCZAS and other recent coastal historic environment studies. The book will include an introduction to the coastal historic environment a consideration of long-term coastal change an outline of survey recording and characterisation methodology a national review of the coastal historic environment and a separate discussion of regional significance a set of research priorities for the future and a final section considering how England's coastal heritage should be managed in the future. The fact that climate change will impact significantly and mostly adversely on the coastal historic environment gives a special urgency to this new publication.Published: April 2014Page extent: 184 Illustrated in colour
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"Kenwood House is a striking neoclassical villa on the edge of Hampstead Heath. The house was bought in 1754 by William Murray a distinguished lawyer who became Lord Chief Justice in 1756. He commissioned the famous..."
"Kenilworth Castle is one of the great historical sites of the United Kingdom. It was a royal castle for most of its history and its walls enclose a series of outstanding works of medieval and early Renaissance architecture...."
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"Walmer Castle was begun amid fears of imminent European invasion in May 1539 by Henry VIII following his divorce and break with the Roman Catholic Church. It formed one of a chain of gun forts built to the latest..."
"Aldborough Roman Town by Professor Martin Millett of the Faculty of Classics University of Cambridge and Dr Rose Ferraby focuses on the wall remains and site museum of this Romano-British town in North Yorkshire..."
"Dover Castle's location commanding the shortest sea crossing between England and the Continent has given it immense strategic importance. The chalk of Castle Hill has been shaped and reshaped over the centuries..."
"Middleham Castle stands above the small market town of Middleham in North Yorkshire. To the south-west is an earth mound all that is left of the first castle which was built during the Norman Conquest by Alan the..."
"Standing on a rocky outcrop and surrounded by impressive defensive ditches the ruins of Helmsley Castle still dominate the adjacent town. A castle was first raised by Walter Espec by 1153 but was rebuilt in stone..."