The Norfolk Record Society was founded in 1930, to publish and make accessible scholarly editions of documents relating to the County of Norfolk and the City of Norwich, to promote the preservation of such documents and records, to assist educationally by lectures or otherwise in record research and generally to stimulate interest in archives relating to Norfolk.
Our Latest Publications
Since 1930 the society has published over 80 volumes and below are our most recent publications. Many published volumes are still available to purchase from our online shop. We have a number of publications already in our forthcoming publication schedule, we also welcome suggestions for future volumes.
Our Latest Blog Posts
- Surviving the Dissolution: Norwich’s Great Hospital in the Sixteenth CenturyThe Great Hospital has provided care for the local community continuously for almost 800 years. Few other charitable organisations in Europe can match this remarkable record and even fewer can boast such a rare combination of architectural and documentary riches. Although at the time of its foundation in 1249 the hospital of St Giles (as… Read more: Surviving the Dissolution: Norwich’s Great Hospital in the Sixteenth Century
- Visit to Ryston HallOn Saturday 22 October, around 20 members and guests of the society visited Ryston Hall, near Downham Market, Norfolk, by kind invitation of Mrs Sarah Pratt the current custodian of the hall and estate. The visit was organised by the society in connection to our 2022 publication The Literary Papers of the Reverend Jermyn Pratt… Read more: Visit to Ryston Hall
- Queen Elizabeth II – 1926-2022Like other charitable bodies, with or without royal patronage, the Norfolk Record Society has been saddened by the news of the passing of our queen. We honour her unstinting life of service to the nation and are thankful that we have been able to enjoy many of the fruits of her distinguished and eventful reign,… Read more: Queen Elizabeth II – 1926-2022