Welcome to The Highworth Historical Society

Here you can find a wealth of historical information, documents and photographs all relating to Highworth and its neighbourhood throughout the ages. From local characters to the buildings and the ever-changing face of our town and its surrounding area, it is all here. Please browse the various sections and photographic galleries to discover for yourself the amazing stories of the people and events which have made our town what it is today.. 

HHS Galleries

Highworth Highstreet

Browse or search our Photograph & Postcard Galleries

Search HHS Website

search HHS website

Search through Pages, Galleries and Graveyard Surveys

History of Highworth

Highworth Marketplace

Read about the History of Highworth

Museum & Displays

HHS Museum

HHS have three permanent display areas in the town

Lest We Forget

Highworth War Memorial

Men of Highworth and District in the Second World War

Ghost Stories

St Michaels Church

Stories from Highworth and the surrounding villages

Graveyard Surveys

Highworth Graveyard

Selection of inscriptions on tombstones & memorial tablets

About HHS

About Highworth Historical Society

Read about The Highworth Historical Society

Next Lecture

22nd May 2024

The Littlecote Roman Villa. A talk by Hugh Pihles.

Click here to see more information about our future events

This site has been designed as just one of the resources available to anyone interested in the history of this area. We have endeavoured to make finding the information you want as easy as possible and we are constantly updating and adding relevant information.

We are always on the lookout for items or documents relating to Highworth and its surrounding villages to add to our archive. If you have anything which might be of interest to us, and you have no objection to the society copying or photographing it, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our latest publication, Highworth Through Time, is now for sale in the Visit Highworth shop in the High Street, the Lighthouse Bookshop in the High Street and Highworth Library. Only £9.00


Come along to the Community Centre in The Dormers to view the impressive display of farming equipment, much of which
is over 100 years old.

Free Entry.

We hope you enjoy our site and happy hunting…

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