Status: Active, 18 volumes published

Work on the Wiltshire VCH commenced in 1947 and for many years was carried forward with financial support from local authorities and (from 2004 to 2013) the University of the West of England. About 75% of the county has been covered, with 18 volumes published. Since 2013, the Wiltshire VCH Trust has taken responsibilty for continuing the work and raising the necessary funds to do this. Wiltshire Council will contiue to provide facilities for historians working on the project at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham.

Of the 18 volumes published so far, volumes 1 to 5 in the Wiltshire series are on general topics relating to the whole county. Volumes 6 to 18 are topographical volumes, containing the histories of individual parishes and towns. Around three quarters of the work on Wiltshire has already been finished. Volume 19, covering South Damerham hundred (including much of the Longleat Estate) and Mere Hundred, including Mere itself, Stourton (with the house and gardens at Stourhead), is ongoing.

Planning is in progress for volume 20, Chippenham and environs, for which funding is currently being sought. It is hoped that work on this volume can commence early in 2015.


Wiltshire Vol VII
R. B. Pugh and Elizabeth Crittall
Jan 1953
R. B. Pugh and Elizabeth Crittall
Jan 1955
R. B. Pugh and Elizabeth Crittall
Jan 1956
Wiltshire Vol I part i
R. B. Pugh and Elizabeth Crittall
Jan 1957
Wiltshire Vol V
R. B. Pugh
Jan 1957

News and events

Launch of the Friends of Wiltshire VCH...
VCH Wiltshire XVIII (Cricklade and Environs) was formally launched at Cricklade...

Work in progress

A full scoping study has been undertaken into the topics that will be covered an...
The parish of Monkton Deverill was never little more than a chapelry of Longbrid...
The parish of Kingston Deverill stands c.9 km south of Warminster and c.6 km nor...
The large parish of Longbridge Deverill lies to the south and west of Warminster...
Horningsham lies c.7 km. SW of Warminster, along Wiltshire’s western borde...