Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre (opens in a new window) offers a ‘passport to the past’ for anyone interested in finding out more about the fascinating history of Wiltshire and Swindon. These on-line catalogues, some of them being published for the first time in October 2007, act as a kind of ‘travel brochure’, offering a way of browsing the extensive information we hold. However, like any good brochure, we hope it will also whet your appetite to visit us in person, or, if appropriate, to visit one of the county’s libraries, monuments, museums, or sites.
It should be noted that the catalogues are far from complete. Not everything may be catalogued yet, or it may be considered confidential
If you have any query, please contact our experienced, professional staff using the contacts given within the homepages for each catalogue shown below.
Search the Archives catalogues for details of the records we hold, dating back to the 12th century.
Search the catalogue of Wiltshire Wills, together with a selection of related digital images.
Search the Wiltshire Studies collection (opens in new window) held both within the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, and at libraries across Wiltshire
Search the 'Wiltshire Treasures' catalogues of objects (opens new window) held by selected Museums throughout Wiltshire and Swindon
Search the Sites and Monuments Record for details of the county’s archaeology and ancient monuments
These pages contain information on 261 Wiltshire communities covering the whole of the Wiltshire Council administered area of the county; having been compiled by Wiltshire Libraries & Heritage. Every community page already has certain basic information, such as early maps, local administrative bodies, population from 1801, newspapers for its area, lists of local maps, the registration district, information on buildings and links to other sites of interest. Since our launch in May 2002 we have been adding much more detailed information for each community. This includes a further parish map, a brief history of the community, histories of churches and schools, a booklist, local authors and literary associations and images of old and modern photographs.