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An aerial view of Linear settlement along the road


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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 in Kirkinner, Wigtownshire

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 along Rathfriland Road, near to Bannvale and Hilltown, Northern Ireland

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

The pattern of Linear settlement

Linear villages

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

Some communities along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, developed as linear settlements, as is still clearly seen in Champlain, Quebec

An aerial view of Linear settlement along the road

Some communities along the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, developed as linear settlements

Linear settlement in Glengad

Continuous linear development of houses and bungalows along the old turnpike or A484 road

References

Linear settlement Wikipedia