Blakeney Area Historical Society (BAHS) in North Norfolk

Blakeney Area Historical Society

Covering The Blakeney Haven (Blakeney, Cley, Morston, Salthouse, Wiveton) & Adjacent Hinterland Contact Us

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Welcome to the BAHS

Blakeney History | Cley History | Morston History | Salthouse History | Wiveton History

The Blakeney Area Historical Society (BAHS) is a society for those interested in the history of the Blakeney Haven (covering the parishes of Blakeney, Cley, Morston, Salthouse and Wiveton) and adjacent hinterland in North Norfolk. We are a very active society with a current membership of around 150. Our regular events and lectures are normally attended by 50+ members and visitors. The society publishes a newsletter twice a year and the well respected Glaven Historian journal is published every other year. Read more...

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Last Updated: 13 September 2016.

Help With Refreshments

If you are able to help with refreshments at our meetings held at the Harbour Rooms please contact us to discuss. We meet around eight times a year and at most meetings serve around twenty teas and coffees. The intention is to have a small rota so that you would help out three or four times each year.

July 2016 Newsletter

Click here to read the latest newsletter (the newsletter opens in a separate tab or window).

Next Event

Money, Love & Status: a Paston Marriage













Susan Curran

Tuesday 25 October
7:30pm at Harbour rooms, Blakeney

All welcome


Glaven Historian
Issue 8 Online














Glaven Historian Issue 8 (2005) is now available online.


Not many copies of the printed issue are available to purchase. Try the History Centre or the Crabpot book shop in Cley if you wish to own a printed copy.

Cley Church

In October 2015 when a drain was dug for a new toilet for Cley church (which has now just been completed), the foundation of a wall, faced with dressed stone, was revealed over two feet below the present ground level. From its location near the present-day entrance to the Church it’s thought it may have been a lychgate, whose existence was not previously known. Here we see the archaeologist Sarah Bates examining it.

Click here for an article plus further pictures in January 2016's BAHS Newsletter.