VCH Explore

Explore England's Past

Welcome to VCH Explore

This site provides free access to reliable local history materials, produced by academics and volunteers. Photographs, paintings, drawings, maps, text, transcribed documents and audio files are organised thematically and by their geographical location.  The site also includes collections of directly related materials such as the Bristol Slavery Trail, Burford's Buildings and schools learning resources based on the history of the Gunfleet Estuary in Essex

The material on this site was researched as part of the Victoria County History and its HLF-funded England's Past for Everyone project. Site created and edited by staff of the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.

Explore by County

Explore content has been generated in counties where VCH work is both ongoing and completed. Counties where Explore content is available will be highlighted in white when you place your mouse over the map. Click on a highlighted county to find all items located within it.

Cheshire Cornwall Derbyshire Dorset Durham Essex Gloucestershire Hampshire Herefordshire Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Middlesex & London Northamptonshire Oxfordshire Somerset Staffordshire Surrey Sussex Wiltshire