Street village

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Aerial view of a street village ( Champlain (Québec) , Canada, 2006)
Simplified example of a street village with a fork

A street village is a village form of settlement and a special type of row village . There are street villages both regulated (planned construction, often through systematic colonization ) and unregulated (developed form). Street villages are widespread in Europe, especially in Central Europe. If the central street is narrow and short, the terms Gassendorf and Wegedorf are also used.

As with the Reihendorf, there is also an elongated topographical object in the street village , but limited to the street or path . The courtyards or courtyards are usually located at regular intervals and directly with the residential buildings and ancillary facilities such as stables , barns , walls , fences , gardens on the traffic route . As the row village, so the road village is characterized in that, if the local conditions and terrain conditions permit further settled at the beginning and end of the road village, that is still more farmsteads or residential lands can be created. More recently, if necessary, additional roads, often running in parallel, have been created.

Street villages can often be found at important crossroads .

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Lexicon of Geography: Straßendorf. In: , accessed on December 29, 2014.