Next meeting - 17th May

The Rescue & Repair of Pilton Barn. Bob Ladd

New pages added

Previous speakers websites added to links

Old OS maps available on line from National Museum of Scotland, see links


Membership is open to all, expert and non expert alike. The Group has a membership of some 70 people from all walks of life. A series of talks and visits for Group members is arranged during the year.

Photo of the month

A leaf carving from the stables at Shapwick, from Paddy Thompson

We need more interesting images so please email.

Twitter We are now on Twitter

Drawing of a house

The Group

The Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group, SVBRG 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 barns which are in the local style and built of local materials.


Our latest book is now available. Traditional Houses and Farms in the Parish of Trent

There are some second hand books available to purchase in our Amazon store, see the publications page for a link

We are currently working on a new web book store, further details to follow

CAD Software

SVBRG are currently trialling CAD software for are site survey drawings.