The Norfolk Historic Building Group (NHBG) was founded in 2000 to bring together people who enjoy and appreciate old buildings and want to learn more about them. The Group:

For information about how to join the Group go to membership.  

Diane Barr has put together information about documents used to research the history of a building, most recently a piece about Land Tax Assessment. See the Sources page

In July 2016 Adam Longcroft stood down as Chair of the NHBG. Adam's drive for ground-breaking research and the desire to publish results of the highest quality in the Group’s Journals earned the group prizes at National level. Adam was instrumental in setting up the database of properties on the website. We wish him well in his new post at Anglia Ruskin University and will endeavour to continue his vision for the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group. As a parting gift, the committee presented him with a pen and watercolour of Castle Acre Priory by David Yaxley, to remind him of Norfolk’s long history of special buildings.

Ian Hinton was elected by the AGM to replace Adam as Chair.

Research and Publications

New NHBG Project: Boulton and Paul (B&P) Buildings.  

B&P manufactured a range of buildings for about a hundred years from the 1860s. They were produced in Norwich in small sections to be transported all over the British Isles and abroad.

NHBG is working on a project of the buildings in Norfolk produced by Boulton and Paul. This involves: finding out the information available B&P buildings at Norfolk Records Office, the Museum of Norwich at the Brideswell and elsewhere; and identifying existing buildings and recording them. 

For more information see featured event. Members who are interested in getting involved in the project please contact 

Little Walsingham. 
Volume 6 of NHBG Journal which explores the North Norfolk Pilgrimage Centre of Little Walsingham was published in 2015. 


Ian Hinton is giving a lecture to NNAS (Norfolk and Norwich Archaelogical Society) about Walsingham Project on Saturday November 4th, 2.15 at Castle Museum. For more information go to  NNAS site

NHBG lectures, activities and visits 

Next NHBG lecture is on November 7th: Maria Jordan on Historic Fabric Conservation. For more information go to Events 

Summer Visits 
2017 summer visits included a meeting with Lincolnshire Group at Walsingham (left) and Walk round Thetford (right). 


2016 summer visits included Wiveton Hall dated 1652/3 and greatly extended in 1908 by the architect Sir Guy Dawber, Brisley Hall a complex building with two stair towers and inserted corridors and a ceiling probably brought from another house and Norwich stonemason's guild.   


Winter lectures and summer activities are reported in 
NHBG's newsletters.  

To find out more about NHBG and about becoming a member go to membership.