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 1970 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.

Dig Basing!

We are working with Southampton University and the Hampshire County Museum and Arts Service on an exciting community archaeology project called Dig Basing! We are working towards enabling residents of Basing to dig some test pits in their gardens in September.

1st Edition OS map of Basing (1801)

Society Lecture Meetings

We hold monthly meetings from September to June each year, and these incorporate a lecture on a archaeological or historical topic. Our next meeting will be on 9th October and we will be joined by Dr Sam Moorhead from the British museum who will bring us to date on the analysis of the Frome hoard and its place in a time of turmoil in the lives of the Romano British.

The Frome hoard, third century Britain and the Emperor Carausius

Dr Sam Moorhead – British Museum


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 9th October 2014 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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