More Village Vernacular

Those of you who enjoyed John Hubbard’s Zoom talk on “Village Vernacular” on the 30th of November may wish to follow up this interesting architectural topic. We are grateful for John sharing the source of his illustrations and references below:


Images of villages from the early twentieth century can be found on the Facebook group ‘Dorset Past in Pictures’.

Other black and white images are taken from the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments Dorset volumes and have been used where tree growth has prevented good modern views.

Otherwise, all photographs are by the speaker, with the exception of those of Melbury Sampford and the New Inn, Cerne Abbas.



Dovecot Press series on Dorset

Farmhouses and Cottages by Michael Billett, 2002

Stone Quarrying by Jo Thomas, 1998



Illustrated handbook of Vernacular Architecture by R W Brunskill, Faber 1987

The Pattern of Engish Bulding by Alec Clifton-Taylor, Faber 1987

The Stone Mason, a history of building in Britain by Andrew Ziminski, John Murray 2020