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What is LINEAR SETTLEMENT ?? POINT TO POINT


In geography, a linear settlement is a (normally small to medium-sized) settlement or group of buildings that is formed in a long line. Many follow a transport route, such as a road, river, or canal though some form due to physical restrictions, such as coastlines, mountains, hills or valleys, as in the case of Victoria, Hong Kong. Linear settlements may have no obvious centre, such as a road junction or green. Linear settlements have a long and narrow shape.

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Linear settlement The Fool on the Hill Modelling the change from rural to urban

In the case of settlements built along a route, the route probably predated the settlement, and then the settlement grew up at some way station or feature, growing along the transport route. Often, it is only a single street with houses on either side of the road. Mileham, Norfolk, England is a good example of this. Later development may add side turnings and districts away from the original main street. Places such as Southport, England developed in this way.

Linear settlement Linear settlement along Rathfriland Road Eric Jones ccbysa20

A linear settlement is in contrast with ribbon development, which is the outward spread of an existing town along a main street.

Linear settlement Settlement Patterns

Linear villages

A linear village or a chain village is a village that is also a linear settlement.

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Linear settlement FileGlengad linear settlement overlooking Sruwaddacon Bay July 2010
Linear settlement Archaeology in Wales Ymddiriedolaeth Archaeolegol Dyfed Dyfed

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Linear settlement Wikipedia


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