Wed 15 November

The AGM will be followed by a talk by:
Andy Ziminski of Minerva Conservation.
He is the author of an increasing number of books on his work as a stone conservator.
Your chairman heard him speak at the Bowerchalke History Festival and it was information rich.

New Pages added

Nailed ridgeboards
Units of measurement and wall thicknesses

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A brief history of SVBRG

pdf booklet download.

Drawing of a house

The Group

The Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group is a voluntary organisation founded in 1979 to record and study the traditional houses and buildings of the historic county of Somerset. Of particular interest are the smaller manor houses, farmhouses, cottages and farm buildings which are in the local style and built of local materials.
The Group has a membership of about 60 people from all walks of life who have an interest in traditional buildings; new members are most welcome. For those wishing to get involved in documentary or practical house surveys “on-the-job” guidance and help will be given.
The Group meets on the 3rd week of the winter months in a local hall and arranges visits in the summer.

Latest News

Walters Farmhouse Tintinhull.

A dimensional analysis of the house and some possible thoughts to consider after Ed Lorch's interesting talk.


A collection of interesting historical and building related items from around the web.