Victoria County History for Gloucestershire

England’s greatest local history community project is working in Gloucestershire to foster public knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the history and heritage of the county.

The George Hotel, Chipping Sodbury

Our ambition is to complete the task of providing detailed parish histories for the whole county. More than half the county has already been covered and we are currently working on three further groups:

The Rotunda, Cheltenham Spa


We produce a newsletter twice a year, which keeps supporters up-to-date with the progress of the project. It is through the newsletter that our researchers and volunteers share their latest discoveries.

Download our latest newsletter.

Our previous newsletters are available here.

The Victoria County History is one of the world’s longest-running research projects, exploring England’s rich local history.