Online Occupations

If you're stuck indoors and missing your fix of real-life vernacular architecture, here are just a few suggestions for some online activities (for entertainment as well as serious study) featuring buildings from Yorkshire and elsewhere ...

Social media

Courses, conferences, seminars and other live events

Podcasts, blogs, recorded lectures and videos

TV programmes


  • CBA Practical Handbooks are currently free to download in pdf format. Of particular interest might be Fixtures and Fittings in Dated Houses 1567-1763 and Recording Timber-Framed Buildings: An Illustrated Glossary.
  • The Old Halls and Manor Houses of Yorkshire by Louis Ambler (1913). Browse through a digitised copy online, or download a pdf version, courtesy of the Internet Archive.
  • Recommended reading - work your way through the Vernacular Architecture Group's recommendations.

Databases, maps and other resources


YVBSG Members' Area (requires members' login)