Abingdon Area Archaeology and History Society

AAAHS Guide to Online Resources for Archaeology and Local History

There is now a vast array of online resources for archaeology and local history. In fact, there is so much that it can be hard to know where to start. Below are links to what we think are some of the most useful webpages and resources, with a brief summary of what each contains. 

All the sites listed are essentially free to access, although in some cases you will have to pay for additional services or access to some materials

Resources created by AAAHS

The Abingdon Buildings & People section of the Abingdon Town Council website now has almost 150 articles on Abingdon's historic buildings, streets and places, and notable Abingdon people. Articles are continually being added. The Abingdon Buildings & People group would welcome new members [link/e-mail?

The AAAHS online interactive map of Abingdon archaeology and historic buildings. Information can be displayed by period and type of discovery, and viewed over different maps bases, including historic maps.

History of Ock Street in Abingdon.  An archive of material from the AAAHS ‘Ock Street Remembered’ exhibition held in 2006.

If you are an AAAHS member, then you can join the private AAAHS Facebook Group.

 We also have a public Facebook Page.

Additional resources available are:

  • Abingdon related web-based resources
  • Related societies in and around Abingdon
  • County and regional societies
  • National organisations
  • Searchable databases covering archaeology and historic buildings
  • Publications
  • Maps and aerial photographs
  • Local History Records


Other Abingdon interest

The Abingdon town website - information, organisations, events

Abingdon County Hall Museum 

The Abingdon Blog - a long-running chronicle of local happenings

Abingdon Walks - walks, information and picture gallery

Friends of Abingdon - civic society

Abingdon Roll of Honour - Abingdon men in the Great War (searchable)

Abingdon Abbey Teacher's Pack produced by Wessex Archaeology

Charters of Abingdon Abbey in the time of Faritius - what you get when you are obstetrician to the king's wife and mistresses!

Oxfordshire Historian and writer Julie Ann Godson covers the Abingdon area. She has a FaceBook Page  and a website.


Related societies in and around Abingdon

Abingdon Museum Friends

Didcot and District Archaeological and Historical Society (DDAHS)

Radley History Club

Sutton Courtenay Local History Society

Marcham Society

Berkshire Family History Society (Abingdon Branch)


 Regional Societies

Berkshire Industrial Archaeology Group

Berkshire Local History Association

The Wallingford Historical and Archaeological Society (TWHAS)

Oxfordshire Buildings Record

Oxfordshire Local History Association

South Midlands Archaeology