Down on the farm: The rural buildings issue
No. 34 July 2010
Changing patterns of agriculture place our traditional farm buildings increasingly under threat. Yet farms are an important part of the intrinsic character and beauty of our countryside as well as being often interesting architecturally in themselves. They also can be economically valuable, in that many have great potential for alternative uses.
The model farms of the Victorian countryside Susanna Wade Martins considers the importance of these buildings to our understanding of the Victorian countryside
Leighton: Victorian farming at its most inventive Edward Holland describes the importance of Leighton Farm and how it is hoped to preserve its historic character
House Notes: Thatch in Scotland - a disappearing craft Jessica Snow describes the Victorians' perception of thatch and the challenges of maintaining traditional thatched buildings