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Discovering the historic farmsteads of Dartmoor

— 04 Oct 2017


Courtyard elevation of the converted 16th century Great Barn, Higher Ashton


19th century cart shed conversion, Higher Ashton


The Great Barn Higher Ashton group shot


Historic Farm Buildings Group at thatched threshing barn in Teign Valley


Historic Farm Buildings Group at thatched Shippon and stables in Teign Valley


Traditional detailing of narrow ventilation opening formed using stonework.


Historic Farm Buildings Group

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Historic Farm Buildings Group inside The Great Barn, Higher Ashton

Jonathan Rhind Architects was pleased to attend part of the East Dartmoor Conference on 16th September.

Organised by the Historic Farms Building Group, the conference aimed to explore the farmsteads on the eastern side of Dartmoor, comparing farmsteads in the Teign Valley with those in the higher Dartmoor fringe.

With talks from leading experts and research fellows, the conference improved understanding of farmsteads we see today, how they are influenced by their environment and threats to their survival.

Martin Sturley-Hayes, associate director, who attended the conference said: “Traditional farm buildings are an intrinsic part of the rural and heritage landscape we work within and I was pleased to learn more about the farmsteads across Dartmoor, and on-going research and work to understand more about them and their conservation.

“It was an extremely informative and engaging line-up of speakers and building visits, and I’d like to extend my thanks to the Historic Farms Building Group committee and all involved in the conference.”

Running from 15th-17th September, conference presentation topics included settlement and farming in the Dartmoor landscape; Dartmoor farmsteads and their buildings; and the Historic Environment Character Assessment.

To find out more about the Historic Farms Building Group, visit their website.

The thumbnail and first three images in the series are of the beautiful wedding venue The Great Barn Devon

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