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Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust

The Norfolk Historic Buildings Trust is a registered charity, founded in 1977 with the aim of rescuing historic buildings at risk which for one reason or another, had failed to gain the interest of private buyers.

The Trust was set up by CPRE Norfolk and Norfolk County Council; CPRE Norfolk continues to nominate directors to sit on the NHBT board. It receives an annual grant from Norfolk County Council, with District Councils and other grant giving bodies contributing towards the costs of individual projects if they are eligible.

Properties are purchased and repaired by the Trust and then usually sold on long leases, with the capital receipts being put towards the next project. Since 1977, twenty projects have been completed by the Trust. In addition, the Trust’s involvement in many other neglected buildings has stimulated owners to take action themselves, or to sell their properties to new owners.

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