Next meeting -

Wednesday 21 Nov 2018

A short AGM & a presentation on Darshill & Bowlish, in a valley west of Shepton Mallett, and the SVBRG involvement with the local Group there. We will enjoy our usual mulled wine and finger food too of course.

New Pages added

Painted fireplace A find on a recent survey.
Golden roofs pdf A pdf file researching roof geometry

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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.

Latest News

England's Places photo collection now online

SPAB's Architectural Red Box photo collection is now available online on the England's Places website. Until recently, you had to visit the Historic England Archive in Swindon to browse this massive collection of over 600,000 photographs. Now we have digitised the contents of the Red Boxes so that researchers can browse them from anywhere in England and beyond.

I did have an issue panning the photos in Firefox. Works OK in Chrome.

John McCann

We are sad to announce the death of SVBRG member John McCann. Obituary