Links to external sites
Local Groups with similar interests
South Oxfordshire Archaeological Group
Soag aims to promote an interest in all aspects of archaeology in South Oxfordshire. They have a full programme of lectures by professional speakers and experienced members, and visits to places of interest.
Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society
The Wallingford Historical & Archaeological Society (TWHAS for short!) was founded in 1974, initially in response to an appeal by Oxfordshire archaeologists for local people to keep a watching brief on development in the town, there being no statutory protection for archaeological access in those days. A well-attended public meeting decided to broaden the new Society's brief to include history and the desire to link documentary research with archaeological investigation has always been, and continues to be, a fundamental concept in our approach to research.
The Wallingford MuseumWallingford Museum is a colourful, delightfully intimate and family friendly local history museum, housed on two floors of this medieval oak-beamed building in the heart of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, a Thames-side town founded in the ninth century by Alfred the Great. From the Museum's windows, you can see the remains of the great ramparts of Alfred's planned town.
Marlow History Group
For people who are interested in the history of Marlow, its surroundings, its buildings, its people and events which have taken place locally in both the recent and the distant past.
The Henley Society
The Henley Society aims include the conservation and enhancement of the town, its waterfront and particularly the town's historical centre.
Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society This site is a guide and reference source for researchers and potential researchers into Oxfordshire's history, archaeology, landscape and buildings. It aims to provide concise support and guidance on use of the mass of published accounts and raw materials concerning Oxfordshire's past. The site offers an historical framework and sequences of information and ideas, from which selected links, downloadable texts, and suggested reading, contacts and activities are designed to enable users to go on to further and more detailed investigations of their choice.
The Oxfordshire Local History Association
The Oxfordshire Local History Association (OLHA) is for everyone interested in the history of our county. We foster and promote the study and publication of local history and act as an umbrella organisation for local history groups, of which there are more than 80 in Oxfordshire.
Oxoniensia is the annual journal of Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society (OAHS). It is one of the foremost archaeological, architectural, and local history journals in the country. It includes excavation reports, surveys of buildings and standing structures, and articles on the history and topography of Oxford and Oxfordshire. The year's volume is generally published towards the end of the year. Oxoniensia is a refereed journal.
Maidenhead Archaeological & Historical Society
Contact: Trevor Jones
70 Lambourne Drive, Maidenhead SL6 3HG
Tel No: 01628 672196
British History Online (Sponsored by Victoria County History)
A history of the County of Oxford
A part-volume, covering aspects of the archaeology of the county, and the Oxfordshire Domesday Survey.
Covers the religious houses of the county, including some early colleges of the University of Oxford. The volume also includes accounts aspects of social and economic history and the archaeology of the county.
Volume 3: The University of Oxford
An account of the University of Oxford: its history, buildings, colleges and halls.
Volume 4: The City of Oxford
The political, economic, social and religious history of Oxford.
Volume 5: Bullingdon hundred
Covers the 26 parishes of Bullingdon hundred, including Cowley, Cuddesdon and Iffley.
The parishes of the hundred of Ploughley, bordering Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire in the north-east of the county. It includes an account of the town of Bicester.
Volume 7: Dorchester and Thame hundreds
The twelve parishes of these two hundreds in the southern part of the county. The volume includes accounts of the towns of Dorchester and Thame.
Volume 8: Lewknor and Pyrton hundreds
Accounts of the fifteen parishes of these two hundreds in the east of the county, on the border with Buckinghamshire.
Volume 9: Bloxham hundred
Details the eleven parishes of Bloxham hundred, in the far north of the county.
Volume 10: Banbury hundred
An account of the ten parishes of Banbury hundred, including the town of Banbury itself.
Volume 11: Wootton Hundred (northern part)
This volume contains the histories of nineteen parishes in the northern part of Wootton hundred, including Glympton, Heythrop, Rousham, Sandford St. Martin, the Astons, the Bartons, the Wortons, and the three Tews.
Volume 12: Wootton Hundred (South)
The Victoria County History's account of the Borough of New Woodstock
Volume 13:Bampton Hundred (Part One)
Covers the area of the sixteen ancient parishes of Bampton hundred, in the west of the county, bordering onto Gloucestershire to the west and Berkshire to the south.
Volume 14: Bampton Hundred (Part Two)
Covers the west Oxfordshire market town of Witney and the rural townships of Crawley, Curbridge and Hailey, all of which formed a single parish until the late nineteenth century.
Volume 15: Bampton Hundred (Part Three)
Covers Carterton, Minster Lovell, and environs, totalling eight rural parishes in west Oxfordshire, between Burford and Witney.
Covers Henley parish and borough, and the parishes of Bix, Harpsden, Rotherfield Greys and Rotherfield Peppard.
Volume 17:Bampton Hundred (Part 4)
Covers the parishes of Broadwell, Broughton Poggs and Langford including the villages of Filkins, Grafton, Holwell, Kelmscott, Little Faringdon and Radcot in west Oxfordshire.
Other websites of interest
Oxfordshire History Centre
Oxfordshire Record Office, Oxfordshire Studies and Oxfordshire Health Archives are now all in one building where you will find a variety of resources for researching family history, house history and local history.
Part of the Oxfordshire/gov/uk website and thus directed towards the general public.
A vision of Britain
A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001 brings together historical surveys of Britain to create a record of how the country and its localities have changed, including maps, place name search, statistical trends and historical descriptions. The 1803 Ordnance Survey map may be of special interest.
Devoted to this area of outstanding natural beauty, but lists archaeological events in the area.