Gloucestershire Heritage Hub

Local History

Gloucestershire Building Recording Group


The GBRG was founded in 1993. By 2014 the group had recorded 159 buildings in Gloucestershire, and around 64 buildings in the county have been precisely dated through tree‐ring dating.

Three main aims of the GBRG are:

  • To be active in the recording of buildings.
  • To encourage the publication of research on buildings.
  • To act as a hub for information on building archaeology.

Siddington Tithe Barn

Our on going recording & research helps identify what building features and types are common or rare in Gloucestershire. Also, we are starting to develop online photographic records and glossaries of period features and buildings for the County.

We are not just interested in timber‐ framed buildings. Later brick buildings have their own datable features too. Learn the different types of roof Learn the different types of brick bonds If you have any queries, or own an old building which you would like to learn more about on its history, please get in touch with us.

Read the BBC article about the group here

Membership of the GBRG costs just £14 per year, (or just £12 per year if paid by standing order). Visit for details on how to join the Gloucestershire Building Recording Group.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gloucester Buildings Recording Group, Oakraven Field Centre, Jubilee Rd, Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, GL17 OEE. 

Tel: 01594 369 343



See event listing here for Structural Movement of Historic Buildings and How to Specify Repairs

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Committee for Archaeology in Gloucestershire -  Annual Symposium 2020 - A day of Gloucester archaeology.  A conference on Saturday 21st March 2020. More details here.

Victoria County History

Maintaining progress across three areas of the county – Cheltenham, Cirencester, Yate and the Sodburys – relies on continual fund raising, so that we can employ experienced researchers to work alongside our valued (and valuable) volunteers. In February we were lucky enough to be able to hold an event at Cheltenham Town Hall, thanks to the generous support of the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire. Around 50 people bought tickets to the event. John Chandler, our former County Editor, described the background to the VCH and talked about our work in Cheltenham. He was followed by our Cirencester editor Katy Layton Jones, who used the example of the post-war Polish resettlement camp between Daglingworth and Baunton to demonstrate how a significant recent event in a community's history can leave little visible evidence on the ground.

Sadly Katy has now left us to take up a role with the OU.

We're continuing to post drafts of our Work in Progress on the VCH Central website ( We welcome comments on these, so do please have a look and let us know what you think.

If you are interested in finding out about volunteering with the VCH, do contact me.

Jan Broadway, VCH Co-ordinator 

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