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Model Farm


Model Farm

A model farm is an experimental farm, which researched and demonstrated improvements in agricultural techniques, efficiency, and building layout. A design to serve as a pattern.[1] Education and commitment to improving welfare standards of workers were also aspects of the ideal farm movement. Farm buildings were designed to be beautiful as well as utilitarian – inspired by the ideals of the enlightenment.


  • See also 1
  • External links 2
  • References 3
  • Bibliography 4

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External links

  • The story of a model farm in Guilford County, North Carolina


  1. ^ "Model" def. 15a. Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) © Oxford University Press 2009. The OED does not specifically address farms but does include mention of a farm in an 1857 quote.


  • Flagg, Maurice Irwin. Model farm houses. St. Paul, Minn.: University of Minnesota, Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Extension Division, 1914. Print.
  • Haslam, R, 1991,Leighton Hall Estate, Powys, Country Life 116-9.
  • G.E. Mingay, The Victorian countryside, Volume 1 (Routledge, 2000), p214 ff.
  • Robinson J M Georgian Model Farms: A Study of Decorative and Model Farm Buildings in the Age of Improvement 1700-1846. Oxford 1983.
  • Sarah Tarlow. The archaeology of improvement in Britain, 1750-1850 (Cambridge University Press, 2007), p67 ff.
  • Wade-Martins S. Historic Farm Buildings Batsford, London 1991.
  • Wade-Martins S. 2002, The English Model Farm – Building the Agricultural Ideal, 1700-1914” English Heritage/Windgather Press.
  • Wade-Martins S. 2010, The model farms of the Victorian Countryside “The Victorian: The magazine of the Victorian Society”. Issue 34, 4-8 July 2010
  • Wiliam E, 1986 Historical Farm Buildings of Wales, John Donald, Edinburgh

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