Winter Lecture Series.

Given the difficulties of organising summer visits the 2021-2022 winter lecture season was extended and the lectures were given via zoom.
Those lectures with an * are available on nhbg Youtube channel. To view them, go to www// and search for 'norfolk historic buildings group'. 

*Mary Ash; Burnt bricks: a different kind of building material. 

*Ian Hinton: Three Surprising Houses in Hempnall

*Chris King: The Merchant Houses of Norwich.

Helen Lunnon: Church Porches and their Mediaeval function

James Wright: From Caistor to Cambridge: Great Houses in the reign of Henry V1

Ian Hinton: The Great Rebuilding: do NHBG survey results support the theory?

Anna Forrest: Oxburgh Underfloor Archaeology (National Trust)

*Ian Hinton: A photo-based tour of Krons Manor Hempnall

*Ian Hinton Lime Tree and Poachers Cottage, Hempnall

James Wright: The myth of ships timbers

Alison Yardly Mills & Marshes

* Terry George: Norwich's undercrofts

* David Bussey: The work of George Skipper 

* Richard Matthew Norwich Guildhall 

* Ian Hinton: the development of The Church and church buildings in Norfolk

*Anne Woollett: Some houses in Norwich Cathedral Close

*Jan Bensley: The Loddon Parish Study: A community project

*Tim Howson: Historic Buildings in Maldon, Essex 

Owen Warnock: Moated sites in South Norfolk.

* Jane Chittende: How gas changed Norwich's fortunes: from boom to bust and back again. Now available on NHBG Youtube channel.

*Pete Goodrun: The 250-year history of Jarrolds: buildings and printworks.

Vic Morgan: An Exploration of the History of Elm Hill

*Anna Kettle: The Craft Trade of Pargeting- and overview of history and techniques including recent investigations.

*Sarah Pearson: Riddlesworth- the development and decline of a Norfolk Estate.

*Members Night. Gillian Gallagher: The Landscape of River Crossings and Ian Hinton: The Greens and Farmhouses of North Pulham. 

*Stuart Burgess: The Elizabethan House, Great Yarmouth.

Lectures start again in Autumn 2023. These will be on Eventbrite, who also host lectures by many other groups. 

Lynsey Mclaughlin: Castles - Fortress or Status symbol? October 19th 2023.

Other lectures: In November Nick Hill on Browne's Hospital, an Almshouse Establishment in Stamford; December Peter Wade Martins on the use of iron-bound conglomerate and the re-use of Roman tiles and stone in Norfolk's early churches; January Sarah Pearson on Norfolk Brutalism; and later Alison Yardy on the Waterside Heritage of the Broads and Members' Evening.

2023 Summer events were circulated to members in Spring 2023 Newsletter. Visits include Cavick House, Wymondham, The Thatch Attleborough and Billington Mill. Planned visits include Manor House, Litcham, Wangford Hall Suffolk and finally churches day in September. 

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

Future Programmes

The committee are always looking for ideas for events.  If you have any thoughts, inspirations or would like to present your own work at Members' Evening, please contact:

Winter            Mary Ash at

Summer         Owen Warnock at

For information about earlier events go to previous events 
(top right of this page).