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Course: Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group - Understanding Local Buildings AD 1000 – 1700 - Starts Sep 27 2012

posted 7 Aug 2012, 06:48 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 15 Oct 2012, 06:58 ]
Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group - Understanding Local Buildings AD 1000 – 1700

A ten-week course starting on Thursday 27 September 2012 2 pm – 4 pm

At Red House Museum, Oxford Road, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, BD19 4JP

Tutors: David Cant and Alan Petford

Come and join YVBSG to investigate the rich legacy of historic buildings in the area. We will be looking at houses great and small, churches, chapels, farm buildings and institutional structures.

Using a range of illustrations the course will examine changes in architectural fashion in both high status and humble buildings.

A variety of documentary sources will be used to shed light on building methods, structural techniques, the organisation of the building trades and the people involved.


David Cant has been studying buildings for 25 years. He is currently Chair of the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group.

Alan Petford has been studying local history in the Pennines since the 1970s and has lectured for the University of Leeds, the WEA and other organisations.


Advanced booking is strongly recommended although it will be possible to join the course at the first meeting if there are places available. Please use the form attached.

Course Fee £60; £55 for YVBSG members. (Half-fee for benefit recipients on production of evidence)


The Group was formed 40 years ago to study the traditional buildings of Yorkshire. We run an annual day school, a week-end recording conference, visits and training days. Membership (£10 pa) is open to anyone interested in studying vernacular buildings. Apply via the web ( or to Jacky Quarmby, YVBSG Membership Sec., 16 Mount Pleasant, Guisborough, Cleveland, TS14 6RA.
Paul Brayford,
7 Aug 2012, 06:50