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 we have published over 80 volumes and below are our most recent publications. Many published volumes are still available to purchase from our online shop. Please see our forthcoming publication schedule. We also welcome suggestions for future volumes.


Support the Society by Joining

Membership of the Society is open to all on payment of the annual subscription. Many of our members live in Norfolk or elsewhere in the East of England. Others are Norfolk people who have moved away and wish to maintain links with their native county and to support the work of the Society. The Society also has many individual and institutional members across the world.


Our Latest Blog Posts

  • The Great Tour of John Patteson
    Twenty-two-year-old John Patteson left Norwich in March 1778, with his dog Doctor, for a great tour through Europe.  He was no stranger to travel.  At the age of 12 he had been sent to Leipzig, where he stayed for three years in preparation for taking his place in an international textile business.  He spoke German […]
  • Dr John Barney
    John Barney who died in mid-July was an unusual mature student. After a distinguished career at Ernst and Young he came to Norfolk in 1990, not as a well-to-do retiree to the county’s north coast but to study history at the University of East Anglia. He graduated with first class honours and then completed his […]
  • First World War Letters of Philip and Ruth Hewetson
    Philip and Ruth Hewetson were the children of the Rev William Hewetson, rector of Salhouse, Norfolk, and his wife Kathleen.  Both were involved in the First World War: their letters home provide a very full account of the experiences of a young man and woman in wartime.  Those from Philip number almost 250, covering August […]

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