Pattern of Rural
the basis of forms or shapes of the settlements, rural settlements are
classified as Linear, Rectangular, Circular, Star like, T-shaped village,
Y-shaped village, Compact, Disperse, Planned, etc.
settlement in which houses are constructed along a road, railway line, river,
canal edge of a valley, or along a levee is known as Linear Pattern.
settlements constructed in a rectangular shape are known as Rectangular Pattern. Such kind of settlements is found in plain areas and in wide inter-montane valley.
settlements constructed in a circular shape are known as Circular Pattern. Such kind of settlement is found around lakes,
tanks, or a planned village.
settlements constructed in a star shape are known as Star like Pattern. Such
kind of settlement is found around the points where several roads cross each
other (making star shape).
settlements in which houses are constructed at the tri-junctions of the roads
are known as T-shaped Pattern. Such
kind of settlement is found along the road, which meets with another road at
the dead end (the straight going road ends) and bifurcates left and right
settlement, in which houses are constructed along the straight road, is known
as Y-Shape pattern. It is further
bifurcated into two roads (similar to Y shape).