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Since 1885, the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society has been the county-wide organisation which has led the study of Hampshire, its environment and heritage. It is not bound by tradition, however, and is constantly evolving to provide the best possible awareness of and access to Hampshire's heritage.


Newsletter No 67, Spring 2017 has been published.

A new edition of Hampshire Houses 1250-1700: Their Dating & Development by Edward Roberts is now available.

Hampshire Studies is now available online. Selected volumes have been digitised and the articles made available for download.

Hampshire Papers, Series 2, No 3: The Japanese Red Cross at Netley: 1915-1916 has been published. Watch the launch event on Solent News Video.

The Historic Buildings Section is leading a research programmme into Hampshire Churches Medieval Graffiti.

Next Events

Archaeology Section: Wednesday 28th June - morning visit, commencing at 11.00, to the 2017 'Durotriges' Excavations (this link gives a flavour of past excavations) at Winterbourne Kingston, Dorset

Local History Section: Saturday 1st July - Summer Outing to Alresford; please note that the venue for the morning talks has been changed from St John’s Church Hall to Alresford Recreation Centre. If you need help in finding the Centre, email Roger Ottewill on

Archaeology Section: Thursday 13th July - morning visit, commencing at 11.00, to the final phase of the archaeology of the 'People of the Heath Project' - Linked to this is a free open seminar - Regional Barrows Survey – on Wednesday 14th June in Petersfield Town Hall from 2.00-5.00 pm.

The Society is run by officers elected by the membership. It is divided into Sections which focus on:


Historic Buildings


Local History

Basing Barn dig
Titchfield Barn
Romsey Park
Beach House Hotel, Milford-on-Sea


Cheriton Church The Society places great emphasis on the importance of research. In the Constitution, the first stated object, item 1a, is:
" promote the study of and research into Archaeology, History, Historic Buildings, Landscape, Geology and Natural History within the county of Hampshire, and to publish the results appropriately."
This is realised in a number of ways, including:
  1. through its Publications
  2. by awarding Grants
  3. organising research, e.g. Hampshire Churches Medieval Graffiti

Membership - find out how to join

Programme of Events


About the Hampshire Field Club

Members at 125th Anniversary
Members visit the New Forest
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Subscriptions are annual and Members receive the Society's Newsletter twice yearly. You can view details of membership rates and to access a membership application form.
The Sections hold events including conferences, lectures, field trips and an AGM. Members participate in and attend the events of as many sections as they wish.

The Society publishes a range of publications; members, depending on their type of membership, are entitled to receive some of these without payment; they pay a reduced fee for others. Non-members are welcome to purchase any publication while stocks last.

The two latest Monographs are:

The History of the Hampshire Field Club dates back to 1885. There have been many changes in its organisation. The elected officers run the organisation for the benefit of the membership.

Archaeology in Hampshire - Annual Reports

The Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society took over the publication of the annual report on archaeology in the county. The reports for 2004-2014 are available electronically on the website.
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Hampshire Studies, Vols 69-71 are available online at IngentaConnect.