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Discordant landscapes: managing modern heritage at Twyford Down, Hampshire (England)

Schofield, John (2005) Discordant landscapes: managing modern heritage at Twyford Down, Hampshire (England) International Journal of Heritage Studies, 11, (2), pp. 143-159. (doi:10.1080/13527250500070337).

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Abstract

This essay goes to the heart of many of the accepted notions that inform heritage practice and theory: of the permanence of monuments; their legitimisation by age; their preservation from change; and their representation of a social consensus. By contrast, modern 'intrusions' to lived space are designed to be impermanent, are obviously new, represent change and often result from conflict. Twyford Down (Hampshire) is an example - a concrete expression - of this discordance: it has legal protection, but was compromised by the construction of the M3 motorway extension in the late 1980s. Yet, with archaeologists increasingly willing to explore the contemporary past, can sites like Twyford Down not be interpreted in a very different way, by recognising the landscape as dynamic not static, and by understanding that the process of change is as relevant today as it was in the past? In this essay such a post-modern interpretation of landscape and heritage-management practice is suggested, placing Twyford Down's later 20th-century components alongside those of an earlier date. It is difficult to give such contemporary places the official recognition they deserve.

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Published date: 2005
Keywords: twyford down, heritage, management, contemporary archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 46089
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/46089
ISSN: 1352-7258
PURE UUID: a572ae28-6082-4c6a-ad01-8b89ae42d686

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Date deposited: 21 May 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:09

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Author: John Schofield

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