In developing this section of our website, NHIG’s aim is to become the hub for heritage ironwork information.

Our vision is to act as a focal point for the collection, publication, exchange and dissemination of this information. Although this section is in the early stages of development we trust it will evolve as additional information is gathered.

Current sections include Conservation Principles, Commissioning Guidelines, Articles, Guidance, Did you know and Links

We need your help to achieve our aim

If you have any suggestions for additions to this page please contact us.

The NHIG is a registered charity and relies on volunteers. Donations are vital to ensure we can continue our work.

Eastlake and Beachell

Eastlake & Beachell have once again sponsored NHIG’s operating insurances for 2017. E&B, who have strong ties to the blacksmithing and farriers’ community, have supported NHIG in this way since its inception. Initiatives like this which help to keep our running costs low are much appreciated as they enable us to focus our resources on the areas that matter most.

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Grants awarded to the NHIG

NHIG’s ongoing funding drive has resulted in a number of grants recently, including, from The Foyle Foundation towards publication of a Glossary of Ironworking Terms, and from the Lord Farrington Trust towards publishing our Colour Guidance booklet (historically, as we keep saying, ironwork was anything but black!). We are hoping to secure the rest of the funding necessary to complete these projects in the near future.  Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.

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BathIRON has now been rescheduled for 14th-17th June 2018.  This will give us time to secure the necessary funding and make BathIRON an even better event.  We look forward to sharing this unique and spectacular event with you in 2018.

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