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The 5-year South West Peak Landscape Partnership, 2017-2022, was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Historic Building recording training

Barns and Buildings
Event Name Historic Building recording training
Start Date 25th Jan 2022 10:00 am
End Date 25th Jan 2022 4:00 pm
Duration 6 hours

Learn how to carry out measured recording of traditional field barns in the South West Peak!

Training will take place on Tuesday 25th, Thursday 27th & Friday 28th January, 2022, 10 am to 4pm, at Butterton Village Hall.

This is likely to be the last chance to take part in training for historic building recording with the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, so whether you are a complete beginner or are wanting to brush up your skills and complete training already started then you are more than welcome!

We will be based at Butterton Village Hall and will be using two nearby field barns to learn and practice our skills.

You only need to be able to come on one of the days but if you can make all days that is great and you are still welcome. These field barns will be hopefully undergoing some repairs in the near future, funded by the SWP's Barns and Buildings Project, so as well as being used to train people like you and give you some experience, we also need to make sure we complete the fieldwork by the end of the three days.

You will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and bring a packed lunch and refreshments. We will start off at Butterton Village Hall but will soon make our way to the field barns to learn as we go.

All equipment will be provided.

Following these three days there will be one or two online sessions focussing on drawing up and 'inking' our drawings using a free software, Inkscape. Dates and times to be agreed.

If you want to know a little more about the process involved then have a read through the following publications from Historic England:

Understanding Historic Buildings

Drawing for Understanding

We will be closely following the method outlined in Drawing for Understanding.

Once you've signed up, Catherine will be in touch with maps and risk assessments.

Barn survey