Monthly talks on building history and vernacular architecture, with a emphasis on Somerset.
Guests are welcome. A suggested donation of £2 would be gratefully received by our treasurer for those that are not members.

Mary is now co-ordinating the programme and would appreciate suggestions of speakers / subjects / visits from you. meetings

All meetings are at The Meadway Hall, Compton Dundon at 7.30pm unless advised differently. - Map

Nearest post code TA11 6PQ
Latitude/Longitude 51.092802,-2.7368016
OS map ref ST485329

SVBRG - Program of events 2020

Wednesday 15th January

Susannah van Rose. “Three under-appreciated building stones of central Somerset: their characters, range of building uses & their names.” Susanna is a geologist, formerly working at the Geological Institute in London and editor of Rockwatch all her working life.

Wednesday 19th February

Buildings archaeologist Stuart Blaylock telling us about the magnificent restoration project undertaken at Greenham Barton west of Taunton. The aisled truss arcade post has just been dated to 1279/80. The great hall given enormous mullioned windows in the fifteenth century by the Bluetts of Cothay Manor and Holcombe Rogus, with lots of work confusing the issue since then.

March 18th

Members Evening. House survey reports & other specific mini presentations. Volunteers please!

April 15th

Julian Orbach “Differences & similarities between Somerset & Wiltshire Buildings.” TBC

May 20th

Kingsbury Episcopi Settlement. Adrian Wills, Helen Aldhous & others.

June 6th

Kingbury Episcopi Study Day. Church Hall Kingsbury Episcopi & Home Farm. A day of observation & practical work.

Other local meeting & talks

Martock Local History Group
They meet in Martock each month at the Primary School in Elmleigh Road. The meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Our aim is to have lectures during the winter months and organise visits, field walking and more outdoor activities during the summer.

Tintinhull Local History Group
All evening meetings 7.30pm Tintinhull Village Hall. Vicarage Street.(Unless otherwise stated). NON MEMBERS WELCOME - £3 entrance fee. - Members entrance fee £1.

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