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.

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 is on 11th December and will be our Christmas Social meeting which this year has a medieval theme.

Our next lecture is on the 13th January when David Baker will be presenting his findings from the excavations at Selbourne Priory. Prior to the disolution, the Augustine Priory of Selbourne was the patron of St Michael’s church in Basingstoke, providing priests and taking responsibility for the upkeep of the building. The excavations at the priory took place quite some time ago, but David has been writing them up and a monograph is about to be published.

Excavations at Selbourne Priory, Hampshire

David Baker


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 11th December 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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