Author(s): MARTINS SUSANNA
An historical survey of Britain's farm buildings, which examines the varieties in the type and design of building, with particular reference to Norfolk's farm buildings. The book also covers the materials and methods of conservation and suggests proposals for sensitive restoration. Minor shelf wear
Part 1 Farm buildings as historic records: farm buildings before the agricultural revolution; the early years of improvement, 1600-1750; the rise of the great estate, 1750-1820; the buildings of "High Farming", 1840-80; the period of depression, 1880-1914. Part 2 Historic farm buildings - the Norfolk survey: understanding the evidence - the dating of farm buildings; the farming landscape of the survey areas; South Norfolk; West Norfolk; Central and East Norfolk. Part 3 The future of farm buildings: barns; stables; livestock; storage; the farmstead as a unit; layout and building materials; the role of the landlord in building development; regionalism and the role of farm buildings in agricultural change; have historical farm buildings a future?; the problems of conversion and conservation. Appendices: recording and surveying; farm museums and historical farm buildings open to the public.