These model farms, a phenomenon unique to Britain, are a significant yet largely undiscovered aspect of our heritage. In this book Susanna Wade Martins tells their story.
- is richly illustrated with interior and exterior photographs, most of them specially commissioned, as well as plans, paintings and historic photographs
- examines the architecture and landscape context of the farmsteads themselves, and considers the motives of the people who built them
- draws on the first comprehensive national survey of model farms, recently completed by English Heritage
- contains a county-by-county summary of the country's most important model farmsteads, enabling readers to explore them for themselves.
The English Model Farm provides the history enthusiast with a guide to the rich built heritage of the 'Age of Improvement'....Continua