YVBSG lecture series – 20th May 2021 – Three Carlton Buildings by Sue Wrathmell

The Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group is offering a series of monthly online talks, normally on the third Thursday of each month at 7.30pm. The talks are free of charge and open to all. For further details and to book a place, please visit https://www.yvbsg.org.uk/events.html.  

The next talk will be ‘Three Carleton Buildings’ by Sue Wrathmell on Thursday 20 May 2021 at 7.30pm. Carleton-in-Craven village buildings present us with two very different sets of characteristics. There is the small agricultural settlement close to a hunting park and crossing point on the River Aire with vernacular houses, manor house, an inn and small church. All changed with the construction of a steam-powered cotton mill and terraced housing for the rapidly expanding industrial community. Three prominent historic buildings: the Old Hall, Spence’s Court and Dale House, have been selected to present evidence of changes made through hundreds of years, using the development of the buildings themselves, and some of the research by the Carleton History Group into the families who built or lived in them.