Summer Events are open to members only. Winter Lectures are open to everyone – members and non-members.  Summaries of lectures and reports on visits are usually provided in the Newsletter; the archive of which you can access here.

Currently our winter meetings are free and held over Zoom in order to widen our audience and allow out-of-county members to attend. If the Group returns to in-person meetings there may be a small charge.

Membership – If you would be interested becoming a member, please go to membership page.

Lectures

Due to the pandemic, the 2021-2022 winter lecture season was extended and the lectures were given via zoom.  Those lectures are available on the NHBG YouTube channel.

Winter lectures preview 2023

Tickets for winter lectures will be handled by Eventbrite. The link to obtain them will be emailed to members a couple of weeks before the date. Lectures include: In October Lynsey Mclaughlin on Castles - Fortress or Status symbol? November Nick Hill on Browne's...

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Winter lectures 2022

These have been zoom sessions with some available more widely via youtube. The talks offer an opportunity to get close to some historic buildings even if you cannot meet up with others with a similar interest. Information about other 'historic buildings' talks are...

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Winter lecture series 2021 – 2022

Lectures with a link are available on nhbg Youtube channel, you can also browse them on YouTube here. Mary Ash Burnt bricks: a different kind of building material. Available on YouTube Ian Hinton Three Surprising Houses in Hempnall. Available on YouTube Chris King The...

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Winter lectures 2019 – 2020

Tim Howson. Georgian Cottages in the Maldon District, Essex Philip Venning. Old Buildings: Myths, Mistakes and Oddities Mark Gardiner. Before the earliest standing timber buildings: archaeological evidence for vernacular houses from the tenth to twelfth centuries....

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Older lectures

Winter lectures 2018 – 2019

Thursday 4th October 2018: Frances & Michael Holmes ‘Old Courts and Yards of Norwich.’ Wednesday 14th November 2018: Ian McKechnie ‘History of the sash window’. Friday 7th December 2018: David Bussey ‘Edward Boardman: Changing the face of Norwich’ Thursday 17th...

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Winter lectures 2017 – 2018

October 17th Tuesday Jess Johnston: Doorways to the past: Diss’ historic centre November 7th Tuesday Maria Jordan: Historic fabric conservation December 7th Thursday Adam Longcroft: Reflections on a career researching Norfolk vernacular architecture January 17th 2018...

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Winter lectures 2016 – 2017

Thursday Oct 13th 2016. Simon Willcox: Historic Decorative Plaster Tuesday November 15th 2016. David Bussey: Norwich Terraced Housing Tuesday December 6th 2016. Lucy Wrapson: Normal for Norfolk- Norfolk rood screens in their National context. Wednesday January 11th...

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Winter lectures 2015/2016

September 30th (UEA) and October 7th (Walsingham). Launch of Volume 6 of NHBG Journal 'Little Walsingham: A study of historic buildings in a medieval pilgrimage centre, 2015'. Tuesday October 13th 2015: Dr Nicholas Groves: 'Beacons in the Dark'; nonconformist chapels...

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Winter lectures 2014/2015

Christine Adams: Miss Savidge Moves Her House October 2014 Mark Bailey: Medieval East-Anglian Market Towns. October 2014 Matt Champion: Church Wall Paintings. December 2014 Members Evening January 2015: Jonathan Hooton: St Catherine's Hill, Norwich Stella Eglington...

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Winter lectures 2013 – 2014

Mary Fewster: Norwich’s Industrial Buildings Oct 2013 Sarah Spooner: Eighteenth century Suburban Villas Nov 2013 Matthew Champion: Medieval Graffiti in churches Dec 2013 Members Night: Di Maywort: recording two houses in Rickinghall & Botesdale; Lynette Fawkes:...

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Older events

Summer events 2019

a Churches Day starting at Beachamwell a day exploring the stones used in Norfolk’s churches, starting at Halvergate church, a walk round the walls of Great Yarmouth; and around Bungay with a local historian prior to lunch and AGM a visit to a C16 timber house and...

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Summer events 2018

Three churches of Hempnall benefice-Shelton, Fritton, Bedingham. Hall Farmhouse, Ketteringham. Manor House and St Andrews Church, Northwold Kings Lynn Town Walk and AGM at Thoresby College. Heath Farmhouse, Fakenham. RAF Neatishall Radar Bunker and Cold-War...

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Summer events 2017 

May 20th Joint Meeting with Lincolnshire Group in Walsingham. May 31st Thetford Town Walk June 3rd Shropham Hall June 24th Aylsham Town Hall and AGM July 15th Central Norfolk Churches: Church & Bishop’s Palace, North Elmham, Brisley. August 6th Thorpe St Andrew...

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Summer events 2016 

May 17th Wiveton Hall and church June 6th Brisley Old Hall & The Tannery Worthing June 18th Three Waveney churches the Victorians missed. July 2nd Norwich Dissenting chapels followed by AGM July 24th Diss Market Place August 17th Introduction to Limestone and...

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Summer events 2015

May 30th Ware Hall House in Wells, the house which Miss May Savage moved from Hertfordshire to Norfolk. June 20th Stained glass at East Harling, Attleborough and Besthorpe with David King. Weds June 24th NHBG Summer Party St Mary's Farmhouse, Tacolneston Thursday July...

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Summer events 2014

Letton Hall, Cranworth May 2014 Sloley: two cottages and church May 2014 Mattishall, Swanton Morley and Elsing: three grand churches June 2014 Four seasons, Forncett St Mary: NHBG Summer party July 2014 AGM, Wensum Lodge and King Street July 2014 Norwich’s Hidden...

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Events

Summer visits 2023

2023 Summer events are underway, as circulated to members in Spring 2023 Newsletter. Visits include: Cavick House, Wymondham The Thatch Attleborough Billington Mill Planned visits include Manor House, Litcham Wangford Hall, Suffolk Churches day in September. Winter...

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May & June 2022 – South Norfolk

May & June 2022 – South Norfolk

In May and June 2022 NHBG visited two houses in south  Norfolk, in Bunwell and Fritton. Both were complex buildings with many changes and developments. This included the chimney stack. At both we were provided with excellent teas, special thanks to the owners of the...

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NHBG churches day 2022

NHBG churches day 2022

The annual NHBG Churches day in August visited the ruins of Tivetshall St Mary, the tower of which collapsed into the nave in 1949 (photo above), Tivetshall St Margaret with it's beautiful recently restored 16th century tympaneum on the chancel arch (below), Pulham St...

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2022 AGM

2022 AGM

The 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held in Mileham in July. Members were taken round Mileham Castle, houses in the village and farms, by an excellent local team. Mileham Castle is one of the largest motte and bailey castles in Norfolk. It straddles the B1145, a...

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2022 events

2022 events

In April 2022 NHBG finally welcomed Vernacular Architecture Group members to Norfolk. The visit was delayed by two years and eventually happened as a mix of virtual and live visits. The zoom visit consisted of a series of six talks on aspects of vernacular...

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