Building Style & Materials

The Hanneys have a rich mixture of building styles, over 50 listed structures [not all are buildings – we have listed milestones too!], and a combination of stone and brick, some timber, and slate, tile and thatch, to cover just the main categories. It is hard to select a definite vernacular style or even a range. In recent years three documents have attempted to review the village scene. In 2011 an illustrated survey of the main building styles was written by history group members as a prelude to a lecture on local building stone. This is attached below. In 2018 two Character Studies were completed, one for each village, as part of their individual Neighbourhood Plan submissions. These will be available shortly on this site but can be read now on application to the respective parish councils. The listed building lists on this site are also quite detailed.

Stone and other building materials in the Hanneys 2011 paper