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Day school explores historic buildings
3:00pm Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
Historic buildings in the Yorkshire Dales National Park will be the focus of attention next month.
The park authority is holding its annual day school, Caring for Your Historic Building, in Dent Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 13, from 9.30am to 5pm.
Gaby Rose, the authority’s building conservation officer, said: “This event is very popular and, although it is aimed primarily at owners, managers and occupiers of historic buildings, there is plenty to interest people who just want to learn more about the architecture of the area or old buildings in general.”
Illustrated talks by specialists will cover the characteristics of historic buildings in the area, how they have developed over the years, how they perform and how they are best cared for.
There will also be a guided walk through Dent to look at its many architectural and historic features.
Robert Bingham, member champion for conservation of cultural heritage, said: “Our architectural heritage is one of the glories of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It helps to highlight the diversity of our landscape, from patchworks of field barns and squat farmsteads to relics of the industrial revolution and of the railway age.”
The day costs £15. To book a place, email at herinfo@ yorkshiredales.org.uk or phone Gaby on (01969) 652354.