Launch of The British Historic Towns Atlas of Winchester

The British Historic Towns Atlas of Winchester published by The Winchester Excavations Committee and The Historic Towns Trust was officially launched on Wednesday 15th November at The Guildhall in Winchester. The book is available to order online from Oxbow Books and in local bookstores. Get yours today at a reduced price of £55.

Full details and photos of the event are available to view HERE.


The Winchester Historic Towns Atlas is available to pre-order

The Winchester Historic Towns Atlas is due for release early in November 2017 and is available to pre-order at a special price of £55. This offer will be valid until 31st December 2017. Order yours now from Oxbow Books.

This volume follows on from the publication of the highly successful folding Historical Map of Winchester about 1800. Published by The Historic Towns Trust and The Winchester Excavations Committee and edited by Martin Biddle and Derek Keene, the Atlas covers the whole development of the city from prehistoric times up to the modern day in a series of seventeen maps to Ordnance Survey standard, accompanied by a text of about 60,000 words, a 54,000 word gazetteer of places and street-names, and 140 illustrations of the city, its buildings, and streets taken from watercolours, engravings, and photographs. This volume forms part of the British Historic Towns Atlas series as well as the Winchester Studies series.

For more information on the British Historic Towns Atlas series, please visit:

Winchester Atlas

King Alfred Weekend 19–22nd October 2017

Don’t miss this year’s ‘King Alfred Weekend’. This annual event organised by Hyde900 and Bartholomew’s Church features a fantastic programme including lectures, walks and tours. Full details can be downloaded here or visit Hyde900’s website for further information and booking details.King alfred weekend

Major Conference to be held in Winchester in July



The conference, organised by the ‘Winchester, The Royal City Project’ of the Hampshire Cultural Trust has a fantastic line up of speakers. The full event programme includes a range of parallel sessions on themes including the intellectual life of Winchester, court and politics, saints and miracle stories, Bishops of Winchester and the people of Winchester, and is available to view here:
Winchester conference 2017_programme
HCT conference flyer

The event will open with a public lecture by Professor Eric Fernie on Sunday 9th July. Tickets for this event are only £10 and certainly not to be missed!
Fernie lecture

All tickets can booked via the Hampshire Cultural Trust website.

‘The People of Early Winchester’ book launch

The latest Winchester Studies volume, ‘The People of Early Winchester’ was officially launched in the King Charles Suite at the Winchester Guildhall on Wednesday 15th February. The book which traces the lives, health, and diseases of Winchester’s inhabitants as seen in their skeletal remains from the mid-third century to the mid-sixteenth century, is a remarkable achievement.

“Here is a work of exceptional importance … this magisterial volume is by far the most comprehensive published study of burial evidence for any part of Britain”

Martin Henig, Wolfson College, University of Oxford.

The book represents many years of hard work and research by author Dr Caroline Stuckert, who travelled to Winchester from Philadelphia to attend the launch. This book is unique in that it provides a continuous chronological window of Winchester’s population over 1300 years rather than being a series of isolated studies.

The event was attended by a number of distingushed guests including Steve Brine, MP; Cllr Jane Rutter, Mayor of Winchester; and Cllr Keith Chapman, Chairman of Hampshire County Council.

This is the eighth book to be published in the Winchester Studies series and is printed by Oxford University Press. The book can be purchased on the OUP website.

People launch

From left to right: Barbara Bryant, Chairman of Winchester Excavations Committee; Cllr Jane Rutter, Mayor of Winchester; Dr Caroline Stuckert, Author; Professor Martin Biddle, General Editor and Director of the Winchester Excavations Committee; and Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler’s Ford.