The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society was founded in 1853,and is one of the largest county-based archaeological societies in the United Kingdom. It runs the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes, Wiltshire which has the best Bronze Age collections in Britain, including finds from Avebury and Stonehenge. It also publishes the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine .
A history of the society was published in 1953, under the title The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society: 1853–1952: a centenary history.
As well as continuing to publish an approximately annual journal, the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History magazine, the Society has in the past published books of Wiltshire interest, such as the Tropenell Cartulary .The present-day Wiltshire Record Society began life as the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society Records Branch.
Charlton, in full Charlton St Peter, is a small village and civil parish in the Vale of Pewsey in the English county of Wiltshire. The village lies about 4 miles (6 km) southwest of Pewsey.
Little Cheverell is a small village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. In some sources the Latinized name of Cheverell Parva is used, especially when referring to the parish. The village lies on the B3098 Westbury–West Lavington road, which skirts the northern edge of Salisbury Plain, and is about 7+1⁄2 miles (12 km) east of Westbury and 5 miles (8 km) south of Devizes.
Devizes is a constituency in Wiltshire, England, represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2019 by Danny Kruger, a Conservative.
West Lavington is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, on the north edge of Salisbury Plain, on the A360 road between Devizes and Salisbury, about 5 miles (8 km) south of Devizes. The parish includes the hamlet of Littleton Panell.
Maud Edith Cunnington was a Welsh archaeologist, most famous for her pioneering work on the prehistoric sites of Salisbury Plain.
Moonrakers is the colloquial name for people from Wiltshire, a county in the West Country of England.
Richard Godolphin Long was an English banker and Tory politician.
Southbroom House is an 18th-century Grade II* listed house in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. The house and its grounds were bought by Wiltshire County Council in 1925 for use as a school, and today the house forms part of Devizes School, the town's secondary school.
The Wiltshire Museum, formerly known as Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Devizes Museum, is a museum, archive and library and art gallery in Devizes, Wiltshire, England. The museum was established and is still run by, the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS), a registered charity founded in 1853. After the purchase of an old grammar school the museum was opened in 1873. Subsequently, it expanded into two Georgian houses on either side and still occupies this location today.
Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine is a county journal published by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS), based in Devizes, England. It has been published almost annually since 1854 and is distributed to the Society's members and subscribers, and exchanged with other linked societies.
The Wiltshire Record Society is a text publication society in Wiltshire, England, which edits and publishes historic documents concerned with the history of Wiltshire.
Thomas Tropenell, sometimes Tropenelle and Tropnell, was an English lawyer and landowner in Wiltshire in the west of England.
The Tropenell Cartulary is an English medieval manuscript cartulary compiled for Thomas Tropenell, a Wiltshire landowner, in the 15th century.
Ralph Bernard Pugh was an historian and editor of the Victoria History of the Counties of England from 1949 to 1977.
John Edward Jackson (1805–1891) was an English cleric, antiquary and archivist.
John Rous, of Baynton in Edington, Wiltshire, was a member of the English landed gentry, who fought at Agincourt in 1415, and served one term as a Member of Parliament for Wiltshire in 1420.
Cecily Margaret Guido,, also known as Peggy Piggott, was an English archaeologist, prehistorian, and finds specialist. Her career in British archaeology spanned sixty years, and she is recognised for her field methods, her field-leading research into prehistoric settlements, burial traditions, and artefact studies, as well as her high-quality and rapid publication, contributing more than 50 articles and books to her field between the 1930s and 1990s.
Henry de la River of Tormarton in Gloucestershire, was a Member (MP) of the Parliament of England for Gloucestershire in 1394.
Robert Awdry was an English cricketer who later became chairman of Wiltshire County Council. He played nine first-class matches for Oxford University Cricket Club between 1902 and 1904.
Lacock Abbey was a monastery founded at Lacock, in the county of Wiltshire in England, in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a house of Augustinian Canonesses regular. It was seized by the crown in 1539 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under Henry VIII. It then became a country house, Lacock Abbey, notable as the site of Henry Fox Talbot's early experiments in photography.