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The Midland Plain

The heavy Midland clays were not easy to work in the Middle Ages, so there are few medieval barns. Exceptions are the great barn at Leigh Court which is open to the public and the seven great barns of the Severn Valley/Cotswold area.

The links below on the left are to The “historic farmsteads preliminary character statement” for theEast and West Midlands published by English Heritage. You can download them as .pdf files for reading off-line.

historic farmsteads preliminary character statement west-midlands - part1.pdf Heritage Open Days Cheshire Shropshire Worcestershire Staffordshire Warwickshire Derbyshire Leicestershire