Welcome to the Shropshire Archaeological & 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.

About us:  The Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society was formed in 1877. In 1923 it amalgamated with the Shropshire Parish Register Society. 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:

Events:  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.

Publications:  Members receive a Newsletter twice a year with summaries of recent work and discoveries of local archaeological and historical interest and news of events. Members also receive our Transactions in which important and scholarly papers on the history and archaeology of Shropshire are published.

The Society also publishes other books and booklets on the history and archaeology of Shropshire (usually available at a discount to members), and transcripts of parish registers.

The Society owns a considerable library of learned journals, to which members may have access.

Fund raising:  The Society helps to raise funds 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.

The Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society is a Registered Charity No. 511564

To contact the Society please click here: Contact us