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.

Sadly, as a consequence of the Covid-19 virus pandemic, we are unable to meet at Church Cottage for the time being. However, we plan to resume our lecture series with virtual meetings, details of which will be sent out to members.

The next virtual lecture in our 2020/2021 season will be at 7:30 pm on Thursday 12th November when David Spurling, a trustee of the Hyde900 Community Project will talk about the discoveries being made in people’s gardens in the Hyde Abbey area of Winchester and how they have increased the amount we know about the Abbey that has connections with Alfred the Great.

Hyde Abbey, Rediscovered

David Spurling – Hyde900 Community Project

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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