An international organisation for all those interested in lesser traditional buildings


Vernacular Architecture

The Group produces a refereed journal of national standing - Vernacular Architecture - the authoritative voice on the subject. It ranges over the whole field, nationally and internationally, reporting the results of recent research or reconsidering accepted views. It carries numerous reviews and also includes annual lists of buildings for which tree-ring dates have been obtained.

All members automatically receive a copy of Vernacular Architecture and are eligible for free online access to current and back issues via the Taylor & Francis website.

Some articles become available online to members before publication of the printed volume. Please note that in order to see new articles, when you have reached the Taylor & Francis Vernacular Architecture page by using the login link above, you have to click on the 'Latest articles' button on the left hand side of the page.

Non-members may subscribe to Vernacular Architecture via Taylor & Francis Publishing. Further details are available at Taylor & Francis Online, where you can view selected content online free of charge, and also sign up for table of contents alerts.


A Newsletter is produced twice a year (normally January and July) and is circulated to all members. The deadline for material to be included is usually mid-December and mid-May each year.

Other publications

Recording Timber-framed Buildings: an Illustrated Glossary by N W Alcock, M W Barley, P W Dixon and R A Meeson, Council for British Archaeology, 1996. This essential little book was reprinted in August 2018 with support from the VAG. It gives the recommended nomenclature, explains each term, and illustrates it in the assembly of which it forms part. 8 + postage from the Council for British Archaeology.

In 2022, the VAG set up a project to publish the contents of the Glossary in the form of a website. The online version is now available: Vernacular Building Glossary.