Historic farm buildings: Extending the evidence base
Despite their historic character, traditional farm buildings are important to the future of the countryside. As well as contributing to its local distinctiveness and historic interest they also represent a major economic asset in terms of their capacity to house new as well as traditional economic activities.
This report, a collaboration between the University of Gloucestershire, English Heritage and Countryside Agency, summarises recent research into the state of the traditional farm building stock, the contribution this stock makes to countryside character, and trends in its adaptive re-use.
Whilst some of the references in this document - specifically to Government legislation or policy - may now be out-of-date, English Heritage believes that it does still contain useful advice, guidance and case studies.
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