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

Sunday 21st January 2024, 4pm at The Church Institute, Bratton – a talk for the Bratton History Association by Paul Jack on the Wiltshire Buildings Record’s Dated Features Project

Monday 6th November 2023 – a talk for the U3A at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Chippenham – on the work of the Wiltshire Buildings Record

Annual Study Day

Details of the 2024 Annual Study Day will be published asap.  If you have any questions please email or telephone Dorothy Treasure on 01249 705508.  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