Historic Farmsteads: Preliminary Characterisation

English Heritage, The Countryside Agency, University of Gloucestershire, 2006

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English Heritage, The Countryside Agency, University of Gloucestershire (2006) Historic Farmsteads: Preliminary Characterisation [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000255

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The overall aim of the Historic Farmsteads: Preliminary Characterisation project is to produce a national booklet for England, supported by a web-based Preliminary Regional Character Statement for each of the eight government regions, that will raise awareness of the contribution that historic farm buildings (HFBs) make to rural areas and will help to inform relevant policy formulation.

The objectives of the Historic Farmsteads: Preliminary Characterisation project are to:

  • Provide clear statements on the significance of the main characteristics and values of the HFB resource.
  • Articulate clearly the core values and policies of English Heritage and the Countryside Agency policy on matters relating to HFBs.
  • Provide clear statements identifying the driving forces and pressures affecting HFBs.
  • Raise the awareness of policy makers of the need for HFB policy formulation within a regional and local context.