About Us

The group was founded in 1985 as a response to the increasing loss of traditional farm buildings from our landscape. It developed with help from Dr Roy Brigden at Reading University and others including Nigel Harvey. Its objects are the advancement of the study of farm buildings history in Britain, including their related equipment and the rural landscapes and history of which they form part, and the promotion, where appropriate, of their conservation. Membership is open to all interested in the past, present and future of old farm buildings. 

The HFBG has produced annual Reviews containing a variety of articles relating to farm building topics. The HFBG organises an annual conference as well as occasional special conferences focusing on particular issues of the day. Past conferences have been held in cooperation with both the Netherlands and Italian counterparts. 

Current members include Farmers, Conservationists, Land agents, Geographers, Landowners, Historians, Archaeologist, Architects, Surveyors, Residents of farmsteads, Agricultural Consultants, and other Interested individuals. 
Annual subscription
Membership is open to all who care about old farm buildings, their history and their protection. The current annual subscription is £15 for individual membership. If you wish to join, please print off and fill in the details set out within the PDF form available by clicking here, and send these to:

Pauline Wilkinson, 
Bolter End Lane,
Bolter End,
High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3NB.


The current HFBG Committee consists of:

Chairman: rotating 

+ 5 members

Treasurer & Membership Secretary: Pauline Wilkinson (Buckinghamshire)

Website Manager: Philip White

Communication within the Group is now almost entirely via the internet.  Please contact Pauline Wilkinson via the CONTACT tab with any change of email or contact information. 

Our TWITTER account is: @FarmBuildings