The Norfolk Historic Buildings Group (NHBG) brings together people who want to learn about and appreciate Norfolk’s rich heritage of secular and religious buildings.


Who we are

Established in 2000, NHBG is one of the most active groups of its kind in the UK and has won several major awards for its research and publications (including 1st prize at the prestigious National Archaeology Awards in 2006). Our projects continue to attract funding for research and publications from both the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage.

What we do

We conduct research and surveys on houses and other buildings and offer opportunities for members to get involved. We maintain a database of properties surveyed – available to members. In addition we publish bi-annual newsletters. We also arrange winter talks and summer activities related to historic buildings for members.

Surveys of houses

We often complete surveys and study of buildings and houses at their owners’ request  – if you would be interested in having someone visit you and report on your house, please contact us here by email. When owners are happy for us to do so, reports are uploaded to the website. We have over 400 reports in the archive which forms a unique collection of information accessible to members.



Research projects

As a group we have undertaken a number of research projects which form the basis of publications. All have been undertaken with members of the Group who have received training in methods of examining and recording historic buildings. You can find out more in the Publications section of the website. If you’d like to know more about researching a building please take a look at our Research section.

Talks and activities

We organise a series of winter talks which are open to everyone, these are reported on the Events and Lectures section of the website, along with summer visits and activities for those who are members of the Group. These talks and summer activities are written up in NHBG Newsletters which is published twice a year. You can find out more in our Publications section.

Events & Lectures

Find out more about our full itinerary of activities, lectures and events


Find out the benefits of membership by joining NHBG


Information and tips on how to research a building and access sources.