Historic Farmsteads: A Manual For Recording

This manual has been developed to assist those wishing to undertake the mapping of farmsteads. One of the main aims of setting out the methodology used for the mapping projects undertaken to date is to try, as far as possible, to standardise data collection so that it is consistent and can be used at a regional or national scale.

The manual will initially present a brief overview of the historical and landscape context of farmsteads prior to an analysis of farmstead form and function. This is followed by consideration of the methodology for recording farmsteads and examples of the process of analysis undertaken to date.


  • Introduction
  • Aims of farmsteads mapping
  • Background
  • Data requirements
  • Mapping farmsteads
  • Description of plan types
  • Mapping other attributes
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Appendix A: Farmstead mapping attribute table
  • Appendix B: HER user guide template

Additional Information

  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Pages: 49


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