• Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    Further Endorsement for Ironwork Conservation Principles

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group is delighted to have formally received an endorsement from Icon (The Institute of Conservation) for its Conservation Principles, which it published last year. The Icon Trustees congratulated the NHIG on its statement of best practice,… Read More

  • Guidelines for Commissioning Conservation Work from Blacksmiths

    What questions could a potential client ask to find out how qualified a blacksmith is to do conservation work? It will be necessary to keep it brief so that the interview can be face to face to get… Read More

  • Heritage Blacksmiths Awards

    The National Heritage Ironwork Group recently held an awards ceremony for graduates from the second and final year of its Heritage Blacksmiths Bursary programme. The training was the first of its kind in the UK and set up… Read More

  • NHIG Trainees go behind the scenes at St Paul’s Cathedral

    At the end of October the 2nd year Heritage Blackmsith Bursary trainess, along with members of NHIG’s training steering group, were give a rare insight into the ironwork at St Paul’s Cathedral. On a fascinating and informative tour… Read More

  • First Heritage Blacksmithing Awards

    This July the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) held its first awards ceremony for graduates from its inaugural Heritage Blacksmiths training programme. The NHIG award is the first of its kind in the UK and is a competency… Read More

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With growing success, comes growing responsibility

As the reputation of NHIG has grown, so too have the number of enquiries about technical problems in the restoration and preservation of our wrought heritage. Our board has, collectively, a few centuries of experience in the subject,… Read More

NHIG Membership

NHIG has reached out to organisations worldwide recently in an effort to enroll members from more countries to our campaign of education in – and conservation of – historic ironwork. We have added new membership categories to give… Read More

NHIG seeks experienced Administrator


Now in its seventh year, Bath-based National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) is seeking a highly capable and motivated Administrator to manage the day to day running of the office and be at the centre of its operational activity…. Read More

Blacksmith Joe Coombes-Jackman chosen as William Morris Craft Fellow


The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) has chosen William Morris Craft Fellows for 2015 Blacksmith Joe Coombes-Jackman, 22, is among the latest recruits to a unique educational scheme designed to nurture and develop the hands-on… Read More

New Guidelines Target Heritage Thieves

Historic England (formally English Heritage) has been working hard to highlight the damage caused to our national heritage and is pleased to announce that for the first time the Sentencing Council has included a new category of Heritage Crime. Original… Read More