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Characterising the Farmsteads
Each historic farmstead has been characterised according to its dominant plan using pre-defined primary and secondary attributes.
Loose Courtyards Plan Types
Loose Courtyard Plans are often the product of piecemeal development and can range from small farmsteads with a single farm building on one side of the yard along with the farmhouse, to a yard defined by working buildings to all four sides.
Regular Courtyard Plan Types
Regular Courtyard plans generally have linked ranges of buildings around one or more yards and can range from the "model farms" of the great estates to small L-plan ranges found on some relatively small farmsteads.
Dispersed Plan Types
Dispersed plans range greatly in size. They include clusters of farm buildings where no yard area is apparent; farm buildings which are set along tracks or driftways; or comprise multiple yards dispersed over a wide area.
Linear and L-Plan types
Linear and L-Plans are characterised by the farmhouse and farm buildings being linked together as a single range of buildings.