The history of Clophill, Bedfordshire, UK
Including historical descriptions, maps and statistical analysis.
Heritage is associated with history but it is not the same thing.
Heritage is a personal perspective on the past so it is hard to find a general definition.
Many buildings in Clophill have been lost over the years. Looking back, many residents would consider them part of their heritage and mourn their passing.
One of the problems with preserving our heritage is that we don't always appreciate it until it is too late.
One way to facilitate preservation is to define a Conservation Area containing the buildings and other features that it is thought important to preserve.
Building of significant importance can be 'listed' which then puts legal requirements on the owners with regards to the structure and appearance of the building.
A Heritage Trail along Clophill High Street has been designed. A pamphlet describing it is available.
To complement the Heritage Trail pamphlet is a children's quiz designed for children accompanying adults on the trail.