A series exploring the theory and practice in the architecture and design of villages, towns and cities of Britain.

The Squared Village

  Sharp suggested several categories of village for simplicity, to aid understanding. Whilst his next category is the squared village, these groups capture only the core common understanding – in this case, of a village arranged roughly around a square – and in doing so leave...


The Roadside Village

In 1946, Thomas Sharp published a short book on The Anatomy of the Village. Arguing that the English village possesses “a remarkable beauty…a charm and a pleasantness and a whole character”, Sharp suggested a comprehensive approach to meet the pressures of postwar housing might seek...