Jo Draper, Photographs by David Bailey
Dorset’s Barns are one of its greatest glories. At their peak in the mid-nineteenth century there were probably over 3,000 of which more than 1,000 still stand. As well as adding to our enjoyment of the landscape, they form a visible record of an unrivalled architectural legacy. This pioneering book is long overdue – partly because their numbers continue to dwindle, but also because the changing character of farming has often obscured their original purpose.