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! 2015

We shall be continuing our community archaeology project, digging test pits in gardens in the Basing area, in 2015. For more details visit the Dig Basing! 2015 Page.

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 lecture is on the 9th April when Dr Nick Barratt of the National Archive will help us celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John.

1215 and all that: The real story of Magna Carta

Dr Nick Barratt – National Archive


Our next meeting will be on Thursday 9th April 2015 at Church Cottage, starting at 7.30 pm

Finding Church Cottage and more about our lectures.

Registered Charity No: 1000263

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