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The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.

Definition of Heritage

Heritage is not the same as history.

There are the tangible heritage objects such as the built environment (old buildings, archaeological remains), the natural environment (traditional rural landscapes, coasts and shorelines) and artifacts (books and documents, objects, pictures)

Then there is intangible cultural heritage which includes song, music, drama, skills, crafts, and the other parts of culture that can be recorded but cannot be touched and interacted with, without a vehicle for the expressing the culture.

Unlike history, heritage is a personal thing. It takes time to pass before we appreciate the past. What today we throw out as rubbish, because we have replaced it with latest innovation or demolish and replace with a modern design, we may later appreciate as being part of our heritage and wish we still had it.

Definitions

Oxford Dictionary

"Valued objects and qualities such as historic buildings and cultural traditions that have been passed down from previous generations."

"Denoting or relating to things of special architectural, historical, or natural value that are preserved for the nation."