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Heritage Compendium Launched!
The Cranborne Chase Chalke Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme is a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant programme for the conservation and enjoyment of areas of distinctive landscape character.
The Heritage Compendium is made up of a series of interactive maps broken down into 'Natural', 'Historic' and 'Cultural' categories.
The Natural mapping highlights the natural characteristics of the area such as waterways, habitats, ancient woodland & forestry, SSSI and other designations and also Stewardship Schemed and agricultural land.
The Historic maps highlight the historic and heritage features of the area, including Wiltshire and Dorset Historic Environment Records, Roman & Bronze Age features, Ancient Hundreds, droveways and dykes.
Cultural mapping shows the Tranquillity of the area, rights of way, Ancient Parishes, Ancient Hundreds, Ancient Counties, their modern equivalents and Landscape Character Areas.