RECORDING AND RESEARCHING FARMS IN WORCESTERSHIRE
AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR RESEARCH ON HISTORIC FARM BUILDINGS ELSEWHERE
This virtual event will now take place VIA ZOOM on Saturday 30th January 2021, from 1.30pm to 5.00pm. Joining instructions will be issued closer to the date. interested non-members are welcome.
NOTE: If you are not currently members of the Historic Farm Buildings Group, please register your interest to ‘attend’ in the contact section of this website BEFORE 21ST JANUARY so that joining instructions may be sent.
The Historic Farm Buildings Group Meeting will this year be held online, and we shall focus on the subject of recording and research. Our knowledge of historic farmsteads and farm buildings has developed over many years. Despite pockets of wonderful work and research, and the support offered by Historic England to the development of an evidence base that has begun to put farmsteads into their rural landscapes - see https://historicengland.org.uk/advice/caring-for-heritage/rural-heritage/farm-buildings/ - we are lacking a national overview of the state of current research.
For the last few years, organisations such as Historic England and the National Trust have developed research agendas that have set out the questions that we now wish to ask, and importantly also how we think we can answer them. -
Our workshop will use recent work in Worcestershire as a framework for asking these questions for the first time at a national scale:
- Historic Farmstead Characterisation in the county has produced guidance including Recording and Research Guidance that is based on the mapping of farmsteads – see:http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/info/20230/archive_and_archaeology_projects/1023/historic_farmstead_characterisation
- The Worcestershire Farmsteads Project is using this guidance and mapping to assist in the survey of buildings and where possible getting them recorded on the Historic Environment Record – see:http://www.worcsfarmsteadsproject.org.uk