VCH Explore

Explore England's Past


Oral testimony is a means of identifying issues or events that might otherwise go undocumented.  Those who come to this country to seek a new life

Aerial photography can reveal evidence of past landscapes, often very difficult to detect on the ground.

The desire to introduce fashionable features, such as a top-floor long gallery, into country houses demanded new solutions to make them possible.

Structural features of gardens, such as buildings and walls, can be permanent and outlive plant life.  A detailed history of these gardens is prese

Since 1940 about 94 acres of grassland ploughed up; some land taken for military use in Codford’s Manor Farm. At the larger East Farm, almost 400 a

By the influence of his wife, Col Ralph Sneyd made the courtyard at Woolstore into a theatre in the late 1920’s.