agricultural buildings

   One of the major determining characteristics of Britain’s landscapes is its agricultural buildings. Distinctive examples include Kentish oast houses, Yorkshire and Snowdonia stone barns, and Cotswolds byres and cowsheds. However, in the postwar period a decline in standards of aesthetic design has occurred. This has happened partly because agricultural holdings have been exempt from planning legislation and building control regulations, which apply generally but which are strictest in sensitive areas such as National Parks, where planning permissions are sparse and insist on stone cladding, slate roofs and so on. Consequently, Britain’s rural landscape has become dominated by purely functional steel and breeze block constructions and north American type grain silos which, however efficient, make no attempt to blend in with their surroundings.
   MIKE STORRY

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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