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The Group was formed in 1983 by a varied collection of professionals and amateurs keen to see more work on the lesser buildings of Essex published for all to see and comment on. They were a mix of people having many varied interests in the field of study loosely covered by the term ‘historic buildings’. Buildings, materials, documents, landscape or just an inquisitive mind were the areas of interest. We have now published a continuing series of booklets, a manual on recording a building, hold a Day School once a year and provide Sunday guiding at the Cressing Temple site.


New members are always welcome; the only real qualification is to have an interest in historic buildings, their use, setting or documented history.


Visits are also arranged to buildings within and out of the area to broaden the views and ideas of the Group.


Evening meetings are held about every six weeks, normally at Moulsham Mill, Chelmsford, where local, national and internationally known speakers are invited to talk to the Group.

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Latest News

05/07/2021 We now have our July meeting up on the website.


30/04/2021 Every one who joins the Essex Historic Buildings Group before the end of July 2021 will receive a free copy of 'Cressing Temple - A Templar and Hospitaller Manor in Essex and its buildings', which usually costs £10.00. You can join here.


16/04/2021. We will be holding our day school on Zoom this year. Further information can be found here.


18/03/2021. We have launched our you tube channel where we will upload our Zoom Meetings  where the presenter has agreed that we should do this. It can be found here.