2020/2021 Winter Series.

These talks were given via zoom to nhbg members.
Those with an * are available on nhbg Youtube channel. To view them, go to www//youtube.com.site 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

The next talk is Terry George on Norwich's undercrofts. 

Summer Events 2020/2021 

Unfortunately our Summer 2020 and 2021 events had to be cancelled. Summer events are open only to members. To find out more about NHBG, become a member and find out about the summer events go to membership.   

2019/2020 Winter series.


Friday October 11th 2019 Tim Howson. Georgian Cottages in the Maldon District, Essex
Weds November 13th 2019 Philip Venning. Old Buildings: Myths, Mistakes and Oddities
Weds December 4th 2019 Mark Gardiner. Before the earliest standing timber buildings: archaeological evidence for vernacular houses from the tenth to twelfth centuries.

Friday January 17th 2020 Alan Metters. Men (and some women) of property in early-modern Kings Lynn. 
Weds February 12th 2020 Members Evening.  Ian Hinton – Telling the time on churches – scratch dials, sundials and clocks; Jess Johnston - Historic features or 20th century restoration? unpicking the story of the Nuttery, Kenninghall, c1520 low status, open hall house; Boulton & Paul project update
Tues March 10th 2020 Borin Van Loon. Ghost Signs. 

Meetings start at 7.30 with tea and coffee available from 7pm. 

The venue address is The Diamond Centre, School Lane, Norwich NR7 8TR. Lectures are in St Quentin Room, along the corridor to the left, though a door and then to the left. 
There is plenty of (free) parking and state-of-the-art facilities.
Note this is a new venue for NHBG.

It is close to A1042 Ring Road between B1150 Constitution Hill and A1151 Wroxham Road . Both these roads can be accessed from Northern Distributor Road (aka Broadland Northway). See maps.



Charge for meetings

A charge is made to help defray expenses of £2 per member and £4 for non-members. The charges do not apply to members’ evening in January.  

If you would be interested becoming a member, go to membership page
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 (mary.ash@ntlworld.com)

Summer         Dominic Summers (d.summers1@btinternet.com)

For information about events and lectures in previous years.