Welcome to our website.


Here you will find information about our events, our membership and our shop.


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.


We would be delighted to receive any comments. Please contact us here.

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Latest News

Our second face to face event, house visits in Maldon on Friday 5 August 2022


Our first face to face meeting. Our AGM at Thaxted Guildhall, 2.30pm for 3pm on Saturday June 25


22/12/2021 We now have our 2022 Zoom meetings up on the website.


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.