The recent vernacular architecture training course on 17th August was well received, surpassing our expectations, with 30 people attending the event at the Old School in Clare.
Many thanks to our lecturers for the day, Anne Mason and James Parry, who delivered a well paced and informative training programme. Also a big thank you to Peggy Smith who worked so hard to pull everyone together and all those who helped with the refreshments on the day.
The aim of the course was to teach people to identify the various building features found in the Stour Valley and to then carryout a survey of the buildings in the project area. It's great to see that a number of those attending the course have already been in touch hoping to get further involved in the project.
For those wishing to find out more about getting involved we hope to have a volunteer co-ordinator soon. The plan is to develope an online resource which can be shared between everyone involved in the project, outlining what has been done so far and what locations are available to progress.
Survey forms will be available shortly from the the Clare Ancient House Museum or you can download them here.
Guidance notes for the dating of buildings are available here. Further notes are also available on doors, windows, roofs, brickwork, example houses and a few other vernacular examples here.
An open letter for volunteers taking part in the survey is available here.
A list and a map of areas which are intended to be surveyed is available below.
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