map. volume 1, coniston
arts, cumbria 2005 / 06
project commissioned by Grizedale Arts.
Project about how we perceive the landscape, and in
particular the rural landscape.
reveals all the invisible boundaries that carve up the area
around Coniston in the Lake District.
The research involved over 45 organisations, associations
and authorities and shows 22 different layers of funding,
ownership and classification boundaries.
The final map is an overlay of every layer resulting in a
complicated indecipherable drawing.
The map was shown as part of the Grizedale Arts Exhibition
on Greenland Street at the Liverpool Biennial in 2006.
volume 1, coniston
map with 22 definition layers
(all information collected in 2005 - definitions and
boundaries may have changed)
A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) is the land
notified by English Nature as an SSSI under the Wildlife
and Countryside Act (1981). SSSI are the finest sites for
wildlife and natural features in England, supporting many
characteristics, rare and endangered species and habitats.
Sites mapped in the Coniston area are: Dodgson Wood;
Subberthwaite, Blawith and Torver Low Commons; Ashgill
Quarry; and Coniston Mines and Quarries.
Below: National Trust
Land owned by, leased or under covernant of the National
Trust. This charity was set up in 1895 to act as a guardian
for the nation in the acquisition and protection of
threatened coastline, countryside and buildings. The
National Trust owns approximately a quarter of the Lake
District National Park.
Below: Parish Councils
The Parish Council is the smallest type of administrative
area in England. Parishes are a very old spacial unit which
originally represented areas of both civil and
ecclesiastical administration. They used to be significant
local government areas, but now have very limited
functions. There are five parish councils on the map:
Coniston, Torver, Blawith with Subberthwaite, Satterthwaite
and Colton with Nibthwaite.
Below: Super Output Areas
Super Output Areas are a new geography for the collection
and publication of small area statistics. The first SOA
data to be published was the ODPM's (Office of the Deputy
Prime Minister) Indicies of Deprivation 2004. Coniston is
in the Lower Layer Super Output Area South Lakeland 008C.
The Indicies of Multiple Deprivation combine information
relating to income, employment, education, health, crime,
skills and training, barriers to housing and services into
an overall measure of deprivation. A score is calculated
for each area: a low score indicates greater deprivation
with a rank of 1. South Lakeland has an overall rank of 258
out of 354 local authorities.
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