Sat3/Sun4Jan15 LEICESTER Vernacular Architecture Group 'Farmsteads in Focus'

Tony Gosling tony at
Thu Nov 13 09:09:06 GMT 2014

Farmsteads in Focus
Winter Conference 2015

The next winter conference will be held in 
association with the Historic Farm Buildings 
Group at the University of Leicester on 3-4 
January 2015 on the theme Farmsteads in Focus. 
This weekend will place the farmhouse at the 
heart of the working farmstead and landscape: 
we'll be looking at the way in which economic 
changes and technical innovation affected the 
appearance, construction and planning of both the 
house and the farm buildings, with emphasis on 
the centuries before the classic age of 
agricultural improvement. One theme of the 
weekend will be to explore how 'walking the 
parish' – observing the surface geology, field, 
settlement and communication patterns – can 
provide invaluable leads when planning area surveys of vernacular buildings.

Full details and booking forms are being sent out 
to members during the week beginning 10 November 
2014 (by email to those who have agreed to this 
form of communication, and by post to everyone 
else). Members can also download the leaflet and 
booking form by logging in to the Members' Area.

Winter Conference Bursaries
Bursaries are offered each year to enable a 
registered student or a professional in the early 
years of his or her career to attend the winter 
conference. Details on how to apply for a bursary 
for the next Winter Conference will be published here in due course.


Membership Secretary:
Malcolm Birdsall, Cherry Trees, Stubby Lane, 
Draycott in the Clay, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 5BU.
Telephone 01283 821605. Email malcolm at

Newsletter and Website:
Lorraine Moor, 102 Queen Victoria Street, South Bank York YO23 1HN
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Magazine Editor:
Matthew Bristow, Historic Environment Research 
Manager, England's Past for Everyone, Victoria 
County History, Institute of Historical Research, 
University of London, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Email Matthew.Bristow at

Review Editor:
Jane Briscoe, 11 Pondfield Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM13 2BY.
Email jane.f.briscoe at
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