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The moor consolidation landscape / Slagenlandschap

The Dutch term ‘slagenlandschap’ is a collective name for many landscapes with long narrow plots in former swampy transition zone between higher areas (often with sandy soils) to lower marine clay areas. These plots were mined around the so-called road villages (in Dutch: wegdorpen). These residential ribbons can be regarded as closed edges of open …

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River landscape in Brabant / Stroomruggenlandschap in Brabant

In the river area of Brabant six land consolidations  were prepared in the Beersche Overlaat. The Beersche Overlaat is where the Meuse created an extra discharge route in the event of heavy precipitation. This spillway was closed after the Maas was canalized in the 1930s and the dykes along it were reinforced. As a result, …

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River landscape in Gelderland / Gelderse stroomruggen

An early Gelderland land consolidation is Hedel-Ammerzoden. The landscape plan was completed in 1947, according to the annual report of Staatsbosbeheer, and was planted in the winter of 1948/49. Several publications comment upon the “deteriorated land” in the river area before the land consolidation. The farms in the villages destroyed by war were replaced by …

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‘Oudehoeven’ landscape / Oudehoevenlandschap

Landscape plan Lieshoutsche Beemden en Beeksche Akker, made by R.J. Benthem, from March 1946 is the oldest plan in the collection. The drawing of the plan Spoordonk, made by H.W. de Vroome, dates from 1948. These plans are examples of land consolidation in the “oudehoevenlandschap” (old farms landscape) of Noord-Brabant with scattered farms and fields …

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