The Landscape of the Brecks: c.1700-1930

This website contains a range of material which was produced as part of a project looking at the changing landscape of the Brecks in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Landscape historians from the University of East Anglia worked with volunteers to carry out fieldwork, mapping and research to add to our knowledge of the changing landscape in this period. Many parts of the Bracks were transformed in this period as heaths were enclosed and reclaimed, trees were planted in vast numbers and large landed estates came to dominate the region.

The project was one of many which formed part of Breaking New Ground, a Landscape Partnership funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.