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Hugh Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

Hugh Town is located on St Mary’s, the largest island in the Isles of Scilly. It is the only urban settlement in the islands and functions as the ‘capital’, with a range of administrative, commercial and service functions. It is an important centre for the islands’ tourist industry, both in terms of accommodation and services and as the focus for sea and air links with the mainland and for inter-island marine traffic. Hugh Town developed as a town and port from the early 17th century, following construction of the Elizabethan defences on the Hugh. It became the main commercial and administrative centre for the islands, developing as a resort from the later 19th century.

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The downloads offered below represent the different elements of the CSUS Hugh Town Report including the core text, seven illustrative figures and nine character area summaries. The downloads are large files (to maintain image quality and resolution) and therefore may take time to download.

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CSUS Hugh Town Report REPORT text detailing the results of the historic character study for the town of Hugh Town. Graeme Kirkham, Historic Environment Service.

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Figure 1 - Location & Topography Map Map showing the location of Hugh Town and its immediate topography

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Figure 2 - Ordnance Survey 2nd Edition 1:2500 Map (c.1907) Map showing the town of Hugh Town in c.1907.

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Figure 3 - Historic Development Map Map showing the historic development and expansion of Hugh Town.

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Figure 4 - Historic Settlement Topography Map Map showing the historic topography of Hugh Town with key areas of historic activity.

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Figure 5a - Surviving Historic Components Map Two maps showing the surviving historic buildings of Hugh Town.

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651kb
Figure 6 - Urban Archaeological Potential Map Map showing the areas and sites of archaeological potential in Hugh Town.

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790kb
Figure 7 - Character Areas Map Map showing the seven character areas identified by the survey of Hugh Town.

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Character Area 1- Church, Carn Thomas and Buzza Hill Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities.

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987kb
Character Area 2 - Church street and the Parade Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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751kb
Character Area 3 - Town Beach, Thoroughfare and the Strand Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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748kb
Character Area 4 - Porthcressa Bank Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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593kb
Character Area 5 : Porthcressa post-war housing Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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763kb
Character Area 6 : The historic core-the Bank and Hugh Street Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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Character Area 7 : Garrison Lane, Garrison Hill and Jerusalem Terrace Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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859kb
Character Area 8: The Quay Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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652kb
Character Area 9: The Garrison Summarises the comprehensive assessments of character and regeneration opportunities

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