Welcome to the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society

Shropshire, on the border between upland Wales and lowland England, has had a complex and turbulent history.  This fascinating past is reflected in a wealth of archaeological sites of all types and periods and in a rich collection of archives.

The Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society was formed in 1877.  We campaign for the recording and protection of Shropshire’s rich and varied archaeological heritage.  We also promote and publish original research into the county’s exciting history and prehistory.  Why not join us in helping to preserve our past for the future?

What we do:

The Society publishes papers on the history and archaeology of Shropshire in its “Transactions” and shorter articles and news in its Newsletter.  We also publish other books and booklets on the history and archaeology of Shropshire, and transcripts of parish registers.

The Society organizes a varied programme of events throughout the year.  These include guided walks and visits to historic sites in the summer months, and a programme of talks through the autumn and winter, occasional day-schools, and an annual lecture.

The Society helps to raise funds and can make small grants to ensure that archaeological finds are available for the local community to see and study, to preserve such finds locally, and to assist original research into our past.