The Basingstoke Archaeological and Historical Society is a charity whose aims are to promote the study and understanding of the Archaeology and History of Basingstoke and its surrounding area.

We were established in 1971 and have been actively involved in Archaeological and Historical research projects within the Basingstoke and North Hampshire area ever since. As well as practical project work, we also organise regular visits and tours to explore places of interest further afield.


Society Lecture Meetings

We hold monthly meetings from September to June each year, and these incorporate a lecture on a archaeological or historical topic.

For those of you who have missed lectures, there are some archived recordings on our YouTube channel which can be found hereĀ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG1s6z3dZQoUMHEMhMl6MkQ

The second lecture in our 2021/2022 season will be at 7:30 pm on Thursday 14th October when Karen Wardley of the Hampshire Medieval Graffitti project will update us on the progress that has been made in surveying the graffitti in Hampshire churches.

Please note that this lecture marks our return to Chuch Cottage, please make sure that you bring a face mask with you. We will also attempt to ventillate the meeting room so it may be as well to come in warm clothing.

The Writing On The Wall

Looking at the work and findings of the Hampshire Medieval Graffitti Project

Karen Wardley – Co-ordinator for the Hampshire Medieval Graffitti Project

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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