Layered Landscapes

Welcome to the Layered Landscapes website – use this site to explore some of the most significant historic and archaeological features of the Stiperstones and Corndon landscape.

12 areas have been selected across this borderland area of South Shropshire and Mid Wales to showcase the many layers of history to be found in this landscape – from Neolithic and Bronze Age burial mounds to the impressive ramparts of Iron Age hillforts, to scattered industrial remains associated with the much more recent past.

This website will allow you to explore 3D maps generated using LIDAR imagery [what is LiDAR?] of each area, and to find out about these fascinating places – using records from Shropshire’s Historic Environment Record (HER) and Shropshire Archives. We have chosen these records carefully to provide you with a summary of what you might find – but there’s plenty more to explore from your desktop, as well as in the field. You can follow the links provided to this wider information.

Some of these records have also been updated by volunteer field surveyors as part of our Open hills, Old Ways & Commons Project which has explored the archaeology of the landscape using the LIDAR data alongside field survey, to discover and interpret the physical remains of past cultures visible in the landscape of today.

Go exploring….