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

The report of the Somerset County History Trust for 2016
Leafield near Wychwood Forest: one of the Oxon parishes most recently completed
Working towards completion of the Oxfordshire VCH series
Mapledurham House: the main SE front
The latest addition to our forthcoming South Chilterns volume
Upcoming VCH talks and public events 2017-18