Happisburgh Heritage Group

Happisburgh Heritage GroupInspired by the Coastal Heritage Project within the North Norfolk Pathfinder with the encouragement and support of Norfolk Historic Environment Service, the aims of the Happisburgh Heritage Group are "to research, record and promote all aspects of the heritage of the Happisburgh area".

The area around Happisburgh is significant heritage terms, with a wide range of important features including an internationally significant Palaeolithic site, ring ditches (probably ploughed-out Bronze Age burial mounds), the buried remains of possible Saxon buildings, St Mary’s church, a manor house built in 1900, the remnants of Happisburgh's second lighthouse and numerous World War Two structures including a coastal battery and a Chain Home Low radar station that played a crucial role in the Battle of Britain.

For more information on the Group please contact the Chairman, Jim Whiteside jim@happisburgh.org

Membership of the Group is open to anyone in the Happisburgh area and any individual or organisation with an interest in Happisburgh's heritage.

For more information on membership please contact the Secretary, Carol Palfrey c.palfrey@keme.co.uk [membership application form]


The Book of Happisburgh - pre-order now

A new book in Halsgrove's celebrated Community History Series, written by Happisburgh resident Mary Trett, and Richard Hoggett, with the Happisburgh Heritage Group. Pre-publication subscribers can save £5 by ordering before 26 September 2011. Read more ...


The Colonisation of Northern Europe: the First Humans at Happisburgh

A talk by Nick Ashton from the British Museum was organised by the Norfolk's Coastal Heritage Project in November 2010. Read more ...