Block corridor

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Block corridors in Israel

The term block corridor describes a certain type of corridor . The field is divided into blocks of different sizes. These blocks have an aspect ratio of less than 1: 2.5 and do not necessarily have to be rectangular. It is the oldest form of flood plain .

Landscapes shaped by block corridors usually have landscape elements such as grasslands , orchards , pond landscapes and hedges . Before the 20th century, a three-field economy was typical for them, although this was mostly not tied to a cell .


Large block corridor
The large block corridor is characteristic of almost all land-cleared areas today . Until the beginning of the 20th century it was found throughout Central Europe, but it was the typical land division form for large estates. It is therefore typical for Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and eastern Schleswig-Holstein . There are also wastelands in the Black Forest , the Allgäu and the foothills of the Alps .
Small block corridor
In the small and medium rural dominated regions of Central Europe, the small block corridor was in addition to the irregular field most widely corridor form. The parcels were often no larger than 15  hectares . They were typical for regions with an irregular soil relief. Since they also repeatedly have special agro-ecological locations , at least parts of them were used extensively .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Helmut Gebhard: Farmhouses in Bavaria . Hugendubel, Munich 1999, ISBN 978-3-89631-369-0 , pp. 379 .