An introduction to vernacular buildings

10 September 2018

This one-day course will show participants how buildings can provide evidence of the way people lived and worked.

Vernacular buildings are the attractive houses and barns, built of local stone, which contribute to the unique character of the Ingleborough Dales landscape, with its remote upland farms, small nucleated villages and isolated field barns. Built within the last 400 years by local farmers, such structures are a rich historical resource, though much under-used by historians. Documentary records are sparse and buildings are perhaps not greatly understood by non-specialists.

This one-day course will show participants how buildings can provide evidence of the way people lived and worked, with particular focus on the excellent examples of field barns present in this particular location. Participants will learn about observation and field-drawing, which can yield a wealth of information. No experience is necessary.

The course is part of Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of community and heritage projects that has been developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. YDMT is the lead partner.

 

About the tutor

Alison is an active recorder, speaker and committee member of the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group and a member of the national Vernacular Architecture Group. She has recorded and published in the south Craven area for some decades and is an enthusiast for the multi-disciplined nature of vernacular buildings, old churches and castles.

  • Location: Broadrake Bunkbarn LA6 3AX
  • Course Dates: 10th September 2018
  • Time: 09.30 - 16.30
  • Cost: £12.50 - subsidised by Stories in Stone 
  • Booking: Please complete a booking form and return it with your payment. For further information and booking please contact info@storiesinstone.org or visit www.storiesinstone.org 

This course is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough area. The scheme was developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, led by Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here.

For more conservation-related courses and jobs please see www.environmentjob.co.uk

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Booking Details

Booking is essential. 

Please contact Hannah Rose on 015242 51002, complete a booking form and return with your payment, or
email info@storiesinstone.org.uk or visit www.storiesinstone.org.uk