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Promoting the study of the history and archaeology of
Bristol & Gloucestershire
and encouraging the conservation of the historic environment.

Forthcoming events

Wednesday 18 January 2017, Churchdown
Victorian Values: the VCH past and future

DR John Chandler
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Monday 30 January 2017, Bristol
Marching unto War: Training Soldiers for the Great War on Salisbury Plain, an Archaeology

Richard Osgood, Senior Archaeologist, Defence Infrastructure Organisation
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Terrier of Llanthony Priory, 1443 (Record Series 30) Launched

The latest volume in the Gloucestershire Record Series was published in October 2016 and launched at an event in the Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester. It is now available to order. Subscribers' copies are currently being distributed - our thanks to all those who are helping, by delivering copies in their local areas.

The Terrier provides precise details of the many properties held by the Priory within the medieval city. It is a vital resource for everyone interested in the early history of the city.

We are also making the maps from the volume available online.

Read more about the Terrier, view the maps and order a copy here.

Latest volume of VCH Gloucestershire launched

A History of the County of Gloucester, Volume XIII: The Vale of Gloucester and Leadon Valley
John Juřica and John Chandler

VCH Gloucestershire Volume 13, covering 13 parishes in the Severn Vale and Leadon Valley in the northwest of the county, was officially launched at Wallsworth Hall, Sandhurst, on 14 September. Dame Janet Trotter, Lord-Lieutenant, was presented with a copy of the book by James Hodsdon, Chair of the Gloucestershire County History Trust. BGAS made a substantial grant towards the completion of the research, which was in danger of going on hold when public funding ceased in 2010, and the Trust was delighted to see many BGAS members present at the launch. Prof Chris Dyer delivered an entertaining lecture, 'On first looking into VCH Glos Volume 13' - kindly sponsored by the Marc Fitch fund. The volume is currently available at a discount if ordered direct from the publishers www.boydellandbrewer.com - enter code BB041 at the checkout (offer ends 1 Jan 2017).

See more about the launch on the VCH Gloucestershire Facebook page.


THE HOWSE THAT WAS SO FAYRE: discovering Campden House and Gardens

Congratulations to Chipping Campden History Society on the success of their HLF grant, which follows on from exploratory work supported by a BGAS research grant. Read more

Our latest Research Grant award is supporting excavation at Abbey Camp Roman Settlement. Read more

The Society also supports the VCH in Gloucestershire.

Mick Aston Bursary

As a result of a bequest from the late Mick Aston, the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, will provide bursaries of up to £300 per year to support young people living in Gloucestershire, including South Gloucestershire, and Bristol, aged between 16 and 18, to undertake archaeology work based placements. Read more...