The Brecks

One of the great natural areas of Britain

Journal of Breckland Studies

The inaugural volume of the JBS was the first-ever publication dedicated to promoting wider understanding and appreciation of the history and landscape heritage of the Norfolk & Suffolk Brecks through an anthology of previously unpublished articles.
Volume Two was published in 2018 and was sold through Ceres Bookshop, Swaffham., see details below
 Following the success of the first two volumes, published in 2017 and 2018, the Breckland Society are now working on the third Journal of Breckland Studies (JBS), scheduled for publication in autumn 2020.

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The 1st volume of the Journal of Breckland Studies was published in 2017, and is still downloadable here. Published by the Breckland Society as part of the HLF Breaking New Ground landscape partnership scheme, it contains six papers presenting the latest research on a range of Brecks-related subjects, from military heritage and Palaeolithic archaeology to Goshawks and the diary of a 19th-century amateur natural historian.



Volume 1

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- September 2018 -

Volume 2

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Volume 3

Volume 3 of the JBS was published in March 2020, thanks to funding from the HLF, SNS, the Robert Kiln Charitable Trust and British Sugar. It features papers on the mapping of Breckland c.1750–­1920; the macro-moths of Weeting Heath; the history of West Stow Hall; the conservation of the Breckland Wormwood; thatching in the Brecks; and the importance of Breckland heaths for Nightjars. It costs £9.99 plus P&P of £3.50; Vol. 2 – normally £9.99 ­– is available at a special price of £5 if ordered at the same time as a copy of Vol. 3. To order please email

All revenue from sales will help fund future volumes of the JBS.

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"A publication which presents the latest research on the fascinating region in an accessible and engaging way"

- Professor Tom Williamson

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