High Weald

row plan diagram Row plans comprise long ranges of buildings, often with a series of separate yards. Some larger examples consist of two rows of buildings lying parallel to each other. A high proportion of Row Plans contain buildings of pre-1750 date, and may represent the gradual accretion of buildings in line with an early building or reflect particular topographical constraints.

Plan characteristics

They are very rare outside of the High Weald and provide an example of a farmstead type that responds to the routes and tracks that define the character of the High Weald landscape.

  • House placed to one side or within the main group.
  • Yards can face towards or away from main routes and tracks.