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The Trent Valley landscape has a rich and diverse cultural heritage resource ranging in date from the early prehistoric through to the modern day. However significant pressures from development, mineral extraction, expanding infrastructure and agriculture across this area have and will continue to impact upon this valuable resource.
We are working with local communities, volunteers and landowners to record and improve the condition of vulnerable heritage assets across the project area and achieve sustainable management for them.
The aim of the project is to empower local communities and landowners to take responsibility for their heritage. Through training it will provide them with the skills to understand, record, monitor, manage and maintain heritage assets within the landscape partnership scheme area.
It will provide a framework to facilitate the longer-term curation of the historic environment, including the establishment of ongoing monitoring regimes and access to training materials to give landowners and local communities the confidence to be involved in the management and improvement of their local historic environment.
The condition of heritage assets and their principal threats and vulnerabilities will also be better understood, enabling strategies for longer-term designation and management to be developed.
Dr Mark KnightCultural Heritage Officer Transforming the Trent Valley
This article focusses on the name meanings of the River Trent tributaries in the TTTV project area. (Main image: the River Dove east of Uttoxeter, photo courtesy Mark Knight 2023) Language is a mutable and changeable thing, our dialect and syntax changes over long periods of time and we are constantly inventing new words or […]