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Agricultural Buildings

Front cover for Designation Listing Selection Guide: Agricultural Buildings

Designation Listing Selection Guide

A guide to outline the selection criteria used when designating agricultural buildings.

This selection guide offers an overview of the development of farmstead plans; of the main buildings types likely to be encountered; of the main phases of agricultural history in England since the Middle Ages; and gives selection guidance to be used when assessing agricultural buildings for designation.

Other agriculture-related buildings such as deer hunting structures are covered in the Garden and Park Buildings selection guide; farmhouses in the Domestic 3: Suburban and Country Houses selection guide; and mills in the Industrial selection guide.

This is one of a series of guides which set out some of our approaches to designating buildings. Covering twenty broad categories of building types, they including historical overviews and special considerations for listing, plus select bibliographies. They are primarily intended to develop understanding of designated buildings and structures, and to offer insight into designation decision making.


  • Introductions and definitions
  • Historical summary
  • Specific considerations when considering agricultural buildings for designation
  • Select bibliography

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed


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