Geopolitics determined that Portsmouth would become Britain’s premier naval base, created by war. The new Tudor monarchy enhanced its capabilities by building a naval dock in 1492.
Portsmouth Dockyard was thereafter protected by fortifications and acquired victualling, ordnance and medical facilities. This complex infrastructure created Portsmouth’s sense of place, visible within the architecture and landscape design and reflecting social, cultural and environmental influences.
This walking tour will explore the Dockyard and Portsea to observe how a military fortress and workshop shaped local buildings and society. It's designed to explore the influence of history and historical architecture on today’s world.
On this short course you'll:
- compare and contrast cultural and environmental factors which enhance the value and influence the retention of heritage property by individuals and society
- appraise the complex relationship between residential, commercial and museum needs when developing strategies and policies for heritage property management and development
- distinguish between various heritage conservation and planning strategies - such as Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas - used by national and local government