Membership is open to anyone with an interest in vernacular architecture. The group currently has approximately 200 members.

Annual subscription is £12 per person, due on 1 January each year. Membership benefits include:

  • A copy of the annual journal, Yorkshire Buildings.
  • Four Newsheets per year.
  • The opportunity to attend all YVBSG events, some of which may be open to members and guests only. A discount on the event fee is sometimes available to members.
  • Online access to more than 1,900 building reports.
  • Online access to over 200 articles from back issues of Yorkshire Buildings.

To join, print out and complete the Membership Application Form, and send it with your cheque (payable to YVBSG) to:

Dr Pat Leggett, 11 Lonsdale Meadows, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire LS23 6DQ.

If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please email Pat on for details.

Privacy Statement

We are bound by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force in the UK on 25 May 2018, and extends existing Data Protection legislation. This statement sets out what personal data the Yorkshire Vernacular Building Study Group (YVBSG) may hold about individual members and how that information will be stored and used.

When you join the YVBSG, we will record your name, postal address and telephone number. We will also ask whether you wish to be included in the list of members who would like to be involved in recording buildings on an ad hoc basis. If you choose to supply it, we will also record your email address.

We will use the information you supply to manage your membership, including sending you subscription reminders, sending you our Newsheet and Journal, telling you about YVBSG and other events and managing bookings. We will store your personal information securely and will not share it with third parties. If you decide to terminate your membership, we will cease contact with you; however records of members are kept for six years to comply with financial regulations. Membership may also be terminated if you fail to respond to subscription renewal notices within three months from 1st January each year. The same six year rule will apply.

If at any time you wish to know what information we hold about you, update your details or change your communication preferences, please contact the Membership Secretary, by emailing or writing to Dr Pat Leggett, YVBSG Membership Secretary, 11 Lonsdale Meadows, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire LS23 6DQ.

If you have any queries about the data we hold or how it is being stored or used, please contact the Honorary Secretary, by emailing or writing to Mary Cook at 12 Annand Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham DL5 4ZD. If you have any concerns or feel that there may be a problem about the way we hold your information, we hope you will approach us first so that we can sort it out. Under the GDPR, individuals may ultimately complain to the Office of the Information Commissioner if they think there is a problem with the way the YVBSG is storing or using their data.

We may modify this statement. If this happens, members will be notified via the Newsheet.

Mary Cook
Honorary Secretary YVBSG
May 2018