Norwich Preservation Trust is a charitable company administered by a board of trustees. Up to seven appointments are made from nominees of the Norwich City Council and the Norwich Society. Trustees are normally already experienced with the work of charities and in addition bring an appropriate interest and expertise in conservation to the board.

The current Chairman of the Trust is Stephen Earl MBE, who has had considerable experience as a Conservation Officer with Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

The management of the Trust and its properties is undertaken by its surveyor and secretary, Malcolm Crowder. His wide range of responsibilities include acting as overall project manager on building restoration work, sourcing funding and permissions and liaising with professional teams and contractors.

The Trust’s objective is ‘to preserve, restore and maintain within the city of Norwich for the benefit of the whole community, buildings of architectural or historic merit, either individually or as part of the street scene.’

The Trust was established as a Company on 25th January 1966 and therefore will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2016.

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Here follows the recent Awards and Commendations recieved by the Trust. Click on the name of the property to visit that property’s page.


Norfolk Association of Architects Craftsmanship Awards

1974 Queen Ann Yard Craftsmanship Award
1989 Stonemasons Court St Augustines Street Highly Commended
1991 King of Hearts
King of Hearts (Joinery)
Highly Commended
Highly Commended
1992 2-4 St Andrews Hill Craftsmanship Award
1993 Augustine Steward House (Joinery & Carpentry) Craftsmanship Award
1995 Church Lane Eaton Highly Commended
2001 137-141 Magdalen Street Highly Commended
2012 Gybson’s Conduit Craftsmanship Award

Civic Trust Awards

1992 King of Hearts Civic Trust Award

Norwich Society Design Awards

2011 Gybson’s Conduit Conservation Award