If you would like us to give a talk to your group, or for more information about any of our events Tel 01249 705508 or email dorothy.treasure@wiltshire.gov.uk or email alysoncurtis@btinternet.com

Visiting us at the History Centre

The Wiltshire Buildings Record office is open on Tuesdays.  If possible please let us know a week in advance if you are planning a visit.  We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Walks and Talks

Wednesday 5th June at the Warminster History Group on the subject of further fieldwork from Warminster

Monday 24th June at Dilton Marsh for the history group on Warminster again

Tuesday 16th July in Chippenham subject: A general history of Wiltshire traditional buildings – the work of Wiltshire Buildings Record with fieldwork examples from Chippenham

AGM

This year’s AGM will be held on Saturday 6th July 2024 at Corsham.  More details to follow.  If you have any questions please email or telephone Dorothy Treasure on 01249 705508.  Thank you.

Annual Study Day

The Annual Study Day will be held on Saturday 12th October 2024 at the Town Hall, Devizes.  More details will be published asap.  If you have any questions please email or telephone Dorothy Treasure.  Thank you.

The 2023 Annual Study Day The House Transformed – a time of change in Tudor & Stuart buildings was held on Saturday 14th October.  The day focused on the changes that took place in housing after circa 1550.  The standard of living started to improve for many people at this time.  Stone – and later brick – began to replace timber-framing as the material of choice for new buildings.  It is not fully understood why two-storey houses began to make an appearance at this time at many social levels, giving rise to ceilinged halls, lateral fireplaces and specialised room use, but climate and the economy played a part.  For details of the speakers and talks at the 2023 event, please click on the link  WBR Flyer – THE HOUSE TRANSFORMED; WBR Poster THE HOUSE TRANSFORMED; WBR STUDY DAY BOOKING FORM 2023