About VCH Wiltshire

The University of the West of England, Bristol  Wiltshire CouncilThe Victoria County History of Wiltshire

The Wiltshire VCH has two full-time staff based at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham. The research and writing for the volumes, and their publication, are overseen by the Institute of Historical Research , UWE, and by the Wiltshire VCH Committee. In addition to research and writing, the county staff work to promote local history through membership of local societies and by giving talks and presentations.

Each parish history considers general themes in the development of the community from pre-history to the present day. It is not possible to include every detail, but each history provides a framework of authoritative information as a basis for further research. The references given in the footnotes indicate the location of all the main sources. A map of the research already undertaken by VCH Wiltshire is below:

Map of VCH Wiltshire Publications

Contact the Wiltshire VCH at:

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre,
Cocklebury Road,
SN15 3QN.
(01249) 705516

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Staff Profiles

Virginia Bainbridge Virginia Bainbridge, County Editor

Dr Virginia Bainbridge B.A. (Cantab.), Ph.D. ( London ) was appointed in 2006. She joined VCH Wiltshire in 2004 after working as assistant editor of V.C.H . Oxfordshire 1999-2004. Her work for the V.C.H. has given her a broad perspective on changing social patterns and local institutions and her research interests focus on the Re