Vernacular architecture

  • Farm buildingsTuesday 25 April 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course Farmsteads are a fundamental element in helping to define the character of our rural areas.  Their buildings are also under enormous pressures; agricultural enterprises needing larger, more efficient buildings and redundancy which can lead to dereliction and loss or the challenges of re-use and conversion. Programme Background A summary of the main... (more info)
  • Mills as industrial buildingsThursday 25 May 2017
    Water mill
    9.30am-5pm The course Windmills and watermills are a significant feature of the English landscape.  This day school will describe their mechanisms as well as the enclosing buildings, and also trace the development of buildings using water, wind and animal-powered industrial  processes.  The work of the Mills Archive Trust will also feature in the day. Programme:... (more info)
  • Churches and chapelsTuesday 4 July 2017
    South Wonston Church
    9.30am-5pm The course Great medieval cathedrals and churches – so often examples of high architectural endeavour and elaborate stone carving – have understandably attracted much attention from historians.  But from Roman times to the Middle Ages there were other types of religious building, from Norway’s famous stave churches and Russian log churches to the timber-framed... (more info)
  • Shops and innsThursday 15 June 2017
    9.30am-5pm The course Shops and inns have been the focus of urban commercial life for centuries.  Their survival has been compromised by intense commercial pressure, but this day school will show how their form and all-important public face developed in the medieval and modern periods.   Programme   9.30 – 11.00 Shops and Shopping  Although... (more info)