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

Chippenham Boundaries, draft map
Wiltshire volume XX, Chippenham and Environs
Victoria County History - Wiltshire - logo
Research Opportunity – Fixed Fee Short Term Contract
Katy Layton-Jones portrait
New editor appointed to work on Cirencester volume.
The report of the Somerset County History Trust for 2016