An international organisation for all those interested in lesser traditional buildings


The Vernacular Architecture Group has over 700 members, including more than 50 overseas, and a number of affiliated groups and exchanging societies. Some members are professional architects or architectural historians but many are interested amateurs. The interchange of ideas between these groups is a particular strength of the VAG.

Membership of the VAG is open to anyone interested in vernacular architecture. Societies may also apply for affiliation.

The current annual subscription, payable on 1st March, is £20 per year for individuals: members of the same household may elect to pay a joint subscription of £30. Student subscriptions are also available at £15. The overseas subscription rate is £25.

Each subscription includes an annual copy of Vernacular Architecture.

Please consider completing the Gift Aid form if you are eligible to do so.

Membership Application

Membership Secretary

Tansy Collins, 84 Derby Rd, Spondon, Derby, Derbyshire DE21 7LX.

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 Vernacular Architecture Group (VAG) may hold about individual members and how that information will be stored and used.

When you join the VAG, we will record your name and postal address. We will also ask whether you wish to be included in the published list of members, and whether you are willing to have your details publicised in the section listing new members in the Newsletter. If you choose to supply it, we will also record your email address and (where appropriate) a Gift Aid declaration.

We will use the information you supply to manage your membership, including sending you subscription reminders, sending you our Newsletter, telling you about VAG events and managing bookings. We will store your personal information securely and will not share it with third parties except where this is required for operational or legal reasons, e.g. with Taylor and Francis (the current publisher of Vernacular Architecture) to enable them to distribute the journal and with HMRC in connection with Gift Aid. If you decide to terminate your membership, we will delete your personal details as soon as you resign, or 12 months after you cease to be a member through non-payment of your subscription, if you fail to respond to renewal reminders.

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 Tansy Collins at 84 Derby Rd, Spondon, Derby, Derbyshire DE21 7LX.

If you have any queries about the data we hold or how it is being stored or used, please contact the Secretary, by emailing or writing to Claire Jeffery at Kangaroo House, Colby, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, CA16 6BD. 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 VAG is storing or using their data.

We may modify this statement. If this happens, members will be notified via the Newsletter. The current version will also be held in the membersí area of the VAG website.

Claire Jeffery
VAG Secretary
May 2018