Pete Herring

Pete Herring

Pete Herring is Lead for the Strategic Historic Environment team at Cornwall Council and is fortunate to have been able to spend over 30 years studying Cornwall’s especially rich historic landscape. He spent another decade with Historic England as a Historic Landscape Characterisation Inspector, as Head of Assessment, and as Head of Historic Places Investigation in South and West England. His expertise ranges from prehistoric monuments to medieval landscape to designed landscape and modern industry and townscape. He has written or contributed to books on the archaeology of Bodmin Moor, West Cornwall, St Michael’s Mount, the Lanhydrock Atlas and Launceston and has published papers on landscape analysis and characterisation and on most aspects of Cornwall’s landscape, from Mesolithic flint scatters, Neolithic chambered tombs, Bronze Age stone rows and circles, roundhouses and fields, Iron Age cliff castles, hillforts, fields and landscape change early medieval transhumance, later medieval deer parks, longhouses and strip fields, post-medieval tinning, quarrying, towns and woodlands.