Farmsteads Survey Volunteers
Are you interested in the built heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds?
Do you own or manage redundant farm buildings over 100 years old?
If so then the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service (LWCS) would really like to hear from you.
We intend to organise a number of site visits this summer to conduct a rapid assessment of farm buildings from the Victorian era (or before). This will allow us to investigate the heritage significance of different farmstead types, and to guide future management policy.
LWCS are looking for volunteers to help carry out these surveys. The project would consist of going to an agreed site in pairs, filling out a form and taking photos. Full training would be given including identifying features, studying landscapes and health and safety. Transport costs would be met by the LWCS.
We are also very keen to hear from farmers and owners of these types of building, who might want a survey performed. The data gathered could help to provide evidence as to opportunities for the sustainable re-use of suitable buildings, including (subject to planning) possible sympathetic conversion to private or commercial dwellings.
The project seeks to build on the previous farmstead work surveys and assessments.
For more information please contact:
Project Officer, LWCS