(Bob Machin) A major series of essays about the author’s research into old countryside buildings, mostly farmhouses.
The book is the result of many years of investigation, stemming from the author’s interest in the houses of ordinary people. What did they build? How did people live in them? How and why were they altered?
The essays concentrate on house plans, which reveal mind-sets and life-styles, rather than building materials or construction details. Includes over 270 illustrations, of which nine are maps
230 pages. Soft covers