Georgian Society for East Yorkshire

The Society and Its Activities

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The Georgian Society for East Yorkshire is for all those interested in the history and culture of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The society promotes scholarship of subjects relating to the Georgian period and campaigns for the preservation of Georgian Architecture in Hull & East Yorkshire. Society members may participate in lectures and visits to historical sites.

The Society's Objectives:

1 To stimulate public interest in, and appreciation of, Georgian architecture and town planning, and the history and culture of the Georgian period.

2 To stimulate local interest and pride in the history of Kingston upon Hull and the historic East Riding especially relating to the Georgian period.

3 To contribute to discussions on how Georgian buildings and their settings can be preserved or appropriately adapted bearing in mind heritage considerations.

Activities in support of the objectives:

1 Organising events (including lectures, guided tours, visits, and informal gatherings).

2 Publishing resources (including books and online resources).

3 Supporting the activities of other organisations where these further the Society’s objectives.

4 Facilitating the archiving of materials relevant to the Society’s geographical and historical areas of interest.

5 Monitoring and commenting on planning applications having an impact on buildings (and their context) relevant to the Society’s remit.

6 Carrying out other activities judged by the executive committee to support the Society’s objectives.

History of the Society

GSEY Newsletter

In 2012 the Georgian Society for East Yorkshire celebrated its 75th anniversary. It was in January 1937 that Rupert Alec-Smith proposed the formation of a special Georgian committee of the East Riding Antiquarian Society 'to deal with making a list of buildings of that period in our Riding, and any other matters deemed necessary with regard to the preservation ... (read more...)

Publications by the Society

Seventy-fifth Anniversary Volume

The Society has published a number of books and DVDs which are available for purchase. These cover a wide range of subjects, from architecture and landscaping, to literary figures and commerce. These publications can be purchased direct from the Society. If you are interested in one of the products below, then please download the appropriate order form (see link ... (read more...)

Files to Download

This page offers a number of interesting documents that you can download. As well as membership leaflets and order forms, you can also download some old newsletters issued by the Society in the past. (read more...)

Membership of the Society

Membership is open to anyone interested in the Georgian period. There are separate rates available for individuals, for families and for corporate membership. The Society's activities for members include visits during the summer months to buildings of interest, both locally and in other parts of the country. Occasional lectures are held in Hull during the winter. (read more...)

Contact the Society and Its Committee

The easiest way to contact the society is through its email address, for which there is a link at the bottom of every page. You can also keep in touch with us on our Facebook page or Twitter feed. There are icons for these at the bottom of every page. If you need to contact a particular committee member ... (read more...)

Current Campaigns

Statements and information regarding buildings under threat in East Yorkshire. (read more...)

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