About us

When active, the Group held field meetings in Ryedale and neighbouring areas of North and East Yorkshire, most of which related to specific projects in progress. Meetings included visits to Leavening and Acklam villages, Sheriff Hutton Castle, Hildenley Quarry, Slingsby village, Settrington House and village, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park, Helmsley Castle, Hovingham Hall and source quarries, Crayke Castle, Alne, Brandsby, Bilsdale and numerous churches. A buildings recording conference based in Malton was held jointly in May 2004 with the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group.

Membership of the group was free, although all offers of help, knowledge or expertise were very welcome. Details of visits and reports were sent out via email or snail mail to interested individuals and other groups as well being posted on the website. 

At various times, the group comprised representatives from:

  • Building Surveyors and Valuers
  • Building Consultants
  • British Geological Survey
  • Dartmouth Naval College
  • Duncombe Park Estate
  • East Riding Archaeological Society
  • East Yorkshire Historic Churches Group
  • East Yorkshire Redundant Churches Group
  • East Yorkshire RIGS Group
  • Ed Dennison Archaeological Services
  • English Heritage
  • Filey Brigg Research Group
  • Fox Foundation for Combined Sciences, Southampton
  • Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society
  • Hovingham Hall Estate
  • Hull Geological Society
  • Malton Archaeological Partnership
  • National Trust (Nunnington Hall)
  • North East Yorkshire Geology Trust
  • North Yorkshire County Council
  • North York Moors National Park Authority
  • Northern England Vernacular Buildings Group
  • Royal Holloway and Bedford College
  • Ryedale District Council
  • Ryedale Natural History Society
  • Settrington Estate
  • Stonemasons
  • University of Durham
  • University of Hull
  • University of Oxford
  • Victoria County History
  • York Geology Club
  • Yorkshire Archaeological Society
  • Yorkshire Geological Society
  • Yorkshire Museum Trust
  • Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group
  • Yorkshire Wolds Building Preservation Trust
  • and interested individuals.