Training day: Historic Farmsteads
In July, Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service organised a training day on the theme of an introduction to surveying and interpreting historic farmsteads.
The course was delivered by Adam Partington of Locus Consulting. They have written key documents for Historic England on Lincolnshire farm buildings, including a useful reference for types of farm buildings found in Greater Lincolnshire:
An initial presentation in Walesby Village Hall concentrated on the Greater Lincolnshire Farmsteads Assessment Framework, a method for the rapid analysis of a farmstead's character, significance and capacity for change.
The afternoon was spent visiting two different historic farmsteads Walesby House Farm, Walesby and Mill Plat Farm, Sixhills and gave the attendees an opportunity to apply their learning.
Focus of the day was concentrated on assessing the heritage significance of these iconic buildings, with an eye to developing them in a sustainable way.
Additionally, Locus Consulting are undertaking a study and analysis of the farmstead resource that characterises the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB area.
The project refines and analyses the data created by the Greater Lincolnshire farmstead project, which mapped over 10,000 farmsteads across the four character areas of the Lincolnshire Wolds defined by the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB Landscape Character Assessment (namely the Chalk Wolds, North-West Scarp, Ridges and Valleys of the South-West and the South-East Claylands).