Welcome to the Victoria County History

Founded in 1899 and originally dedicated to Queen Victoria, the VCH is an encyclopaedic record of England's places and people from earliest times to the present day. Based at the Institute of Historical Research in the University of London since 1933, the VCH is written by historians working in counties across England and is without doubt the greatest publishing project in English local history.

News and events

Upcoming VCH talks and events 2015-16
VCH Hampshire Autumn Newsletter 2015
Lyneham: Methodist chapel and 'Iron Church'
Milton-under-Wychwood and Lyneham now online