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Welcome to the home of Shrivenham's history.
Our collection houses all sorts of documents, maps, artefacts and photographs. It is continually growing and is now available online as well as to visitors to our centre in Shrivenham.

History

History

From neolithic times to the present ...more  

Local Government

Local Government

Documents from parish, local and district ...more  

Demography

Demography

The census, baptisms, marriages and ...more  

Built Environment

Built Environment

Buildings, roads, streets and ...more  

Agriculture

Agriculture

Farms, estates, footpaths and ...more  

Education

Education

Local schools, RMCS, Books and ...more  

Commerce

Commerce

Shops, public houses and ...more  

Transport

Transport

Horse, rail, canal, motor ...more  

Religion and Charities

Religion and Charities

C of E, Methodist,Catholic churches other churches and ...more  

Village Societies

Village Societies

Sports, social and community ...more  

Visit the centre

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Please note that the Heritage Centre is now CLOSED until further notice due to the Coronavirus emergency. However, please continue to use our online catalogue and please Email us with your enquiries. Also we propose to include here some short presentations on the history of Shrivenham village and district for readers to enjoy, comment on and add to if they wish.

 

The Story of Hazell's Lane Cottages by Neil Maw - to read please go HERE

Shrivenham Church Rebuild - a 17th century mystery by Margaret Andrews - to read please go HERE

The New Bridge at Shrivenham Station - a short Video by SHS - To view the Video please go HERE

The Medieval Church Fabric of St Andrews, Shrivenham - A Tour by Margaret Andrews - To view please go HERE

Little Mill - AKA - Tuckmill by Neil Maw - To view please go HERE

Robert Whitehead, Engineer & Inventor, resident of Beckett - His Story by Vivien Moss - To view please go HERE

Short Story - Coming Home by Neil Maw. To view please go HERE

The Watchfield Heathen Burials by Margaret Andrews. To view please go HERE

The Prize Fights at Acorn Bridge by Neil Maw. To view please go HERE

The Watchfield Anglo-Saxon Cemetry by Margaret Andrews. To view please go HERE

Henry Marten - Shrivenham's Regicide by Bjorn Watson. To read please go HERE

Beckett Houses by Neil Maw. To read please go HERE

John Wildman - Leveller by Bjorn Watson. To read please go HERE

Faringdon at War by Bjorn Watson. To read please go HERE

Shrivenham in the Later First Millenium AD by Margaret Andrews. To read please go HERE

A Study of Chapelwick by Neil Maw. To read please go HERE

Shrivenham 100 years ago by Vivien Moss. To read please go HERE

Shrivenham 100 years ago Video by Neil Maw. To view please go HERE

The Watchfield Horror by John Clements. To view please go HERE

Rimble Knapp - a Shrivenham legend by John Clements. To view please go HERE

Prehistory in & around Shrivenham & Watchfield - Part 1. by Margaret Andrews. To view please go HERE

The Iron Age settlement at Highworth Road, Shrivenham in Context - Part 2. By Margaret Andrews. To view please go HERE

The Barrington Arms Public House, Shrivenham by Neil Maw. To view please go HERE

The story of local girl Vera Leigh - Special Operation Executive by Christine Hinton. To view please go HERE

Some will remember the old railway carriage in Rimble Knapp's yard at Shrivenham. Here is the story of it by John Clements. To read please go HERE

Schooling at Shrivenham in the 1930s, by John Clements. To read please go HERE

The remarkable story of the Claridge Brothers by Bjorn Watson. To read please go HERE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Events

Quarterly Meetings

Quarterly Meetings

In this fast moving situation with the Coronavirus Emergency, we can only act on government advice and therefore have no idea when we may be able to open our Centre or resume our Quarterly Meetings. However, please look at our series of Mini-Presentations under 'Visit the Centre' on the left hand side of our Home Page.

09 April 2020

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