North East Vernacular Architecture Group

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Founded in 1991, NEVAG operates within Country Durham, Northumberland and areas to the south of the Tees.

The society encourages involvement with and understanding of the craftsmanship behind the  North East’s lesser traditional buildings, such as cottages and farms, linked with  the daily lives of the ordinary people who lived in them.  They aim to enhance the public’s education about such buildings, with emphasis on recording  those  which are in danger of disappearing from the landscape.

Monthly meetings are held usually on the first Saturday of every month, with three summer opportunities for group recording work in Weardale, County Durham; Elwick, Cleveland and Northumberland.  Detailed training is given to members in the necessary techniques involved in recording at risk buildings, along with all the necessary equipment.  Visits and talks about places  with vernacular  interest and or historic merit are led by knowledgeable guides. Members also receive a  twice-yearly newsletter summarising survey work, reports on events, and future activities.

Contact Details


Chairman,  Colin Rees: [email protected]

Recording Secretary,  Martin Roberts:  [email protected]

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