9:30 Registration and coffee

9:45 Welcome – Paul Hartley, Stockport Council and IHBC NW Branch Chair

Chair for the day: Marion Barter, Architectural History Practice, Introduction

9:50 Keynote: Marcel Vellinga, Oxford Brookes University Vernacular

10:15 Cumbrian Vernacular – Peter Messenger 

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10:40 Welsh Vernacular - Trefor Thorpe 

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11:05 Coffee 

11:30 Lancashire Vernacular – Chris O’Flaherty, UCLAN

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New Vernacular

11:55 Traditional Dwellings Contemporary Design on an Island – Jasmin Eastwood and Ashley Petitt, APA Architects

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12:20 Eden’s Design Guide, A New Vernacular Form – Jerry Spencer, Jerry Spencer Associates Limited

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12:45 Discussion and summary 

13:00 Lunch 


Manchester’s Lost Vernacular

14:00 Tours

  • A Chethams School and Library – led by Norman Redhead, GMAAS
  • B Northern Quarter Vernacular – lead by John Whyard, Manchester City Council
  • C Exploring vernacular in the Greater Manchester archive, Central Library

15:15 Tea 

Materials and Design 

15:28 Presentation of RTPI NW – IHBC Conservation Award 2015

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15:30 Contemporary Architecture in a Vernacular Context – David Greech, Historic England

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15:55 Timber – Richard Harris, Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

16:15 Earthen Architecture – Maria Yioutani-Iacovides 

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16:30 Stone – Clara Willett, Historic England

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16:55 Discussion and Summary

17:10 Close