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Since 1885, the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society has been the county-wide organisation which has led the study of Hampshire, its environment and heritage. It is not bound by tradition, however, and is constantly evolving to provide the best possible awareness of and access to Hampshire's heritage.


Hampshire Studies 2018, Volume 73 has been published and will be shortly received by members. Volume 70 has now been made freely available on the website.

Membership Subscription Rates: At the AGM, 23/5/18, members voted to increase subscription rates for the first time in over 20 years.

Hampshire Studies is now available online. With the exception of the three most recent volumes, 71-73, and some missing examples, all annual volumes have been digitised and the articles made available for download. The T W Shore Memorial Volume has now been published on the website.

Newsletter No 71, Autumn 2019 has been published.

Both the Hampshire Archaeology Report for 2015 and the Hampshire Archaeology Report for 2016 are now available.

The Historic Buildings Section sponsored Hampshire Medieval Graffiti Project work continues; find out and register an interest in the First National Symposium for the study of Historic Graffiti; the website for the Symposium is at

Next Events: (full listing of events)

Local History Section: Saturday 2nd March - jointly with the Hampshire Record Office, Community Archive Forum

Historic Buildings Section: Wednesday 27th March - evening talk on Pevsner revision

Archaeology Section: Thursday 4th April - David Johnston Memorial Lecture - "Seeing the Dead in Roman London and beyond: epitaphs, sculptures, monuments" - to be delivered by Dr John Pearce, King's College London

The Society is run by officers elected by the membership. It is divided into Sections which focus on:


Historic Buildings


Local History

Basing Barn dig
Titchfield Barn
Romsey Park
Beach House Hotel, Milford-on-Sea


Cheriton Church The Society places great emphasis on the importance of research. In the Constitution, the first stated object, item 1a, is:
" promote the study of and research into Archaeology, History, Historic Buildings, Landscape, Geology and Natural History within the county of Hampshire, and to publish the results appropriately."
This is realised in a number of ways, including:
  1. through its Publications
  2. by awarding Grants
  3. organising research, e.g. Hampshire Churches Medieval Graffiti

Membership - find out how to join

Programme of Events


About the Hampshire Field Club

Members at 125th Anniversary
Members visit the New Forest
Extract from Hampshire Studies
T W Shore
Subscriptions are annual and Members receive the Society's Newsletter twice yearly. You can view details of membership rates and to access a membership application form.
The Sections hold events including conferences, lectures, field trips and an AGM. Members participate in and attend the events of as many sections as they wish.

The Society publishes a range of publications; members, depending on their type of membership, are entitled to receive some of these without payment; they pay a reduced fee for others. Non-members are welcome to purchase any publication while stocks last.

The two latest Monographs are:

The History of the Hampshire Field Club dates back to 1885. Mr T W Shore, above, called the meeting where the club was born.

There have been many changes in its organisation. The elected officers run the organisation for the benefit of the membership.

Archaeology in Hampshire - Annual Reports

The Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society took over the publication of the annual report on archaeology in the county. The reports for 2004-2016 are available electronically on the website.
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Hampshire Studies, Vols 69-72 are available online at IngentaConnect.