Events and Activities

Programme of Events 2018

  • Town & Country: Vernacular Buildings in the Yorkshire Landscape

    Saturday 17 March 2018

    Annual day school, to be again held at the Headingley Campus of Leeds Beckett University. The theme is wide-ranging and covers much of Yorkshire, dealing with longhouses, 'shadow' (chalk) houses, yeoman houses, town houses and the effect that Parliamentary enclosure had on moorland townships. Talks will include:

    • Living with livestock: the longhouse in Yorkshire: its distribution, forms and functions - Barry Harrison
    • People, places, things: reconstructing Malton's lost late 17th century buildings from probate sources and the hearth tax - Dr Kate Giles
    • Enclosing the Moors: shaping the Calder Valley landscape through Parliamentary Inclosure - Sheila Graham
    • Shadow Houses: rebuilding on the Yorkshire chalk belt, 1820-1930 - George Sheeran
    • Craftsmen and clients, rebuilding at the beginning of the 18th century - David Cant
    • The dual economy of textiles and agriculture, the yeoman clothier in the Upper Calder valley in the late 17th century - Peter Thornborrow

    To reserve a place, please print, complete and return the booking form, enclosing your fee.

    The YVBSG will hold its AGM immediately after the talks as usual.


  • Annual Recording Conference: Rotherham

    Friday 11 to Sunday 13 May 2018

    Our next annual recording conference will be held in the Rotherham area, as part of the Group's wider programme focusing on the buildings of South Yorkshire over four years. Full details and booking form will be available in February 2018.


    Details of further events will be published here when finalised.