So far we have concentrated on individual buildings, but buildings rarely exist singly. Even the polite architecture that we have discussed – the castles, palaces, temples and mansions – seldom appear alone, but have subsidiary buildings close by, where those associated with the main building live and work. Here we look at the location, site and physical context of individual and groups of buildings, to see how they relate. We look at local distinctiveness and what we understand by sense of place. Sense of place relates to many factors, and we will look at topography, townscape, streetscape and skyline.