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An introduction to vernacular buildings

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About the course
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 introduce how buildings can provide evidence of the way people lived and worked. You'll learn about observation and field-drawing which can yield a wealth of information. No experience is necessary.

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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 Bunk Barn, Chapel le Dale
Date: 20 September 2017 
Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
Booking: Pre booking is essential. For further information and booking please contact
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This 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. You can find out more about the Stories in Stone project here.

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