A winding lane with shops of different architecture shown across a curved street and a church in the background.
North Walsham High Street Heritage Action Zone © North Norfolk District Council
North Walsham High Street Heritage Action Zone © North Norfolk District Council

Share Your Knowledge to Help Revitalise North Walsham

Historic England is working in partnership with North Norfolk District Council to revitalise North Walsham’s historic town centre, including the Market Place and Market Cross.

To inform and inspire this exciting High Street Heritage Action Zone project, Historic England’s Architectural Investigators are carrying out detailed research and analysis of the historic town centre of North Walsham – and they need your help!

North Walsham's rich history

North Walsham has a rich character, fascinating history and fine architecture. Despite the town’s significance, its buildings have not been the subject of detailed historic study until now.

Historic England’s Architectural Investigators will explore the historic buildings and architectural development of North Walsham and delve into archives to produce a Historic Area Assessment, creating a greater understanding of the town centre and a firm evidence base for future planning and improvement decisions.

We’re excited about the possibility of uncovering knowledge, memories, photographs and documents that will tell us more about North Walsham’s buildings and reveal the town’s fascinating past. We’re really hoping this will give us a great opportunity to engage with and chat to residents and locals about the town’s history. This indepth survey, the first of its kind for North Walsham, will help the High Street Heritage Action Zone to revitalise the heart of the town and will increase appreciation of its unique character.

Emily Cole, Senior Architectural Investigator Historic England

Share your information

Historic England’s Architectural Investigators are keen to hear from anyone with historic photos or information, particularly relating to the buildings in and around the Market Place and Market Street, including any early or unusual features.

To share your historical and architectural gems, please contact Jenni Jordan, North Walsham High Street Heritage Action Zone Project Manager: [email protected]

Deadline: Monday 1 March 2021

Jenni is working closely with the Historic England Architectural Investigator team and would love to hear from local people about this project and encourage them to get involved in bringing the heritage of North Walsham to life.

The Council is so pleased to be working with Historic England on this exciting project and I encourage residents to contribute by submitting items of interest and help put North Walsham on the map as the vibrant, fascinating town it is.

Councillor Richard Kershaw, Portfolio Holder for Sustainable Growth North Norfolk District Council