An Historical Survey of Lowland Raised Mires, Great Britain
(1984)
Discontinued
O.M. Bragg, R.A. Lindsay, H. Robertson and others
UK Nature Conservancy Council
This report uses documentary evidence to assess the historic land use changes in four areas with particular concentrations of lowland raised mire between 1845-1978.

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The Historical Survey of Lowland Raised Mires was undertaken by the peatlands group of the UK Nature Conservancy Council (NCC) Chief Scientist’s Team during the late 1970s. The work focused on four study areas containing concentrations of raised mires below 30 metres a.s.l. For every lowland raised mire within each study area, up to seven categories of land use were mapped at five survey dates from Ordnance Survey First Edition (1845–1865) and Second Edition (1883–1900) maps; post-War (1945–1949) and recent (1959–1974) air photographs; and by field survey (1975–1978).  For each study area and group, information on the history of mossland use derived from literature as well as from the data themselves are discussed. Rates of change were measured and attempts made to identify the causes of change. A measure of the condition of the vegetation of the extant mires in 1978 was made.
 
 
 
 
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Please cite as: O.M. Bragg, R.A. Lindsay, H. Robertson and others, (1984), An Historical Survey of Lowland Raised Mires, Great Britain, UK Nature Conservancy Council