The Group’s aims are to:

  • arrange winter talks and summer activities about churches and chapels, grand country houses, medieval guildhalls, schools and houses built in timber, flint, brick, and clay lump;
  • publish spring and summer newsletters for members;
  • conduct research on houses and other buildings;
  • offer opportunities for members to survey and study buildings;
  • survey houses at their owners’ request and maintain a database of properties surveyed;
  • collect and record information about Norfolk’s historic buildings and share this information through talks, group visits, training exercises, workshops and publications.


The group is undertaking practical recording, supported by documentary research, of a wide range of historic buildings, from parish churches to vernacular houses. If you do not wish to join but would like your house researched, please contact Ian Hinton or Lynne Hodge at

Winter – between October and March each year the Group hosts a programme of lectures by members and other specialists.

Summer – Members are able to engage with a series of day schools focusing on particular buildings, themes or practical techniques. There will also be group visits to buildings or sites not usually open to the public, normally led by an expert.


For members wishing to develop practical skills, such as building recording or documentary research the Group runs occasional courses and less formal practical training in building recording.

Join the NHBG

Please download and print-off the membership form.
As the form indicates, you may pay by cheque or BACS transfer.  If you wish to pay by Standing Order, please complete the Standing Order form.

The Group regrets that at present it is unable to take payments on line.

Membership costs

All costs are per year or part year. Our membership commences on April 1st.

Individual membership: £15

Joint membership: £25
(two or more people at same address)

Corporate membership: £30
(entitles a business to up to 2 places at events).

Members area

Access the building reports in the member's area