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978-0-7153-8383-4 / 9780715383834

A History of Farm Buildings in England and Wales

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Publisher:David & Charles

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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Farm buildings are among the most interesting and important features of our countryside. The assortment of buildings of different ages found on most farms today records centuries of historical change - on the farm, in the countryside, in society and in the economy. Here is the story of the evolution of farm buildings, from the primitive shelters of Saxon and Norman times to the mechanised, prefabricated industrial units of today. They tell us much about the pattern of rural settlement, reclamation and enclosure; about farming systems and old farming technologies; about the development of building methods and materials, and of regional styles; and about peasant and craftsman, monk and lord of the manor, squire and farmer, engineer and manufacturer. The historical importance of farm buildings is now widely recognised. The first edition of this book, published in 1970, has become a standard history and source-book. This new edition, completely revised and reset, includes the information and perspectives that have recently become available, with the great upsurge of interest in our agrarian past. It also brings the story up to date. Its very full references are in themselves a unique guide to the material - written, in museums or in the field - available for further study of topics raised in the narrative.

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