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Living buildings in a living landscape

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Finding a future for traditional farm buildings

This statement by English Heritage and the Countryside Agency provides advice to those involved in planning, grant-aid, management or policy decisions affecting the traditional farm building stock or individual farm buildings. The document contains a national overview of the importance of traditional farm buildings, the drivers of change that affect their management and regional summaries of their historic character.

Whilst some of the references in this document may now be out-of-date, Historic England believes that it does still contain useful advice, guidance and case studies.


  • Introduction
  • The drivers of change
  • The character of historic farm buildings
  • A policy framework for traditional farm buildings
  • Actions
  • Key sources

Additional Information

  • Series: Guidance
  • Publication Status: Completed
  • Product Code: 51215
  • ISBN: 1 86174 177 4


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