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The Finchampstead Society Local History Archive is held at the Library at the FBC Centre, Gorse Ride North, Finchampstead

The Archive contains many unique items including:-

an original copy of the ‘Chronicles of Finchampstead’ by William Lyon, 1885.
most of the Parish Magazines dating from 1887.
archaeological information on the Roman Road.
historical photographs and press cuttings of local events including the Finchampstead Pageant of 1956.

It also holds copies of the Census Records, 1851 – 1891, photographs and details of local listed buildings and biographies of some interesting Finchampstead residents.  There are around 80 historical maps including tithe maps and lot maps from the Bearwood Estate Sale in 1911.

A full list of the Archive material can be found on

To access The Archive please contact Wendy Graham on 0118 9736569 or email [email protected].

There is no longer a public ‘open’ afternoon but a visit can be arranged at a  mutually acceptable time or research can be undertaken on your behalf.

Can you contribute to our Archive?

We are always grateful to receive additional historical material. Please contact Wendy Graham as above if you can donate anything which may be of local interest.

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