This remarkable village owes much to the agricultural experiment carried out by Sir Ernest Debenham during the years between the two World Wars.
Sir Ernest was the head of a large London store and so he had the time and money at his disposal for his scheme which he regarded as an attempt to prove that Great Britain could be solely responsible for feeding the British nation. In an experiment far ahead of it’s time Sir Ernest introduced scientific methods to intensify pig, poultry and dairy farming. His building projects were centred on the ‘Arts and Crafts’ style, using mostly, locally made building materials and his legacy lives on in the many houses and cottages he built in and around the village.
Source: Pictures of Britain.
📷 Dairy Ring Cottage, Briantspuddle Village, by Jamie McMillan.