Society Resources

Faringdon LibraryOur society resources are being made available for the benefit of people from Faringdon and district, and for others who come from all over the country and the world, to research their interests in the district.

Research into the societies records can be undertaken, for a fee of about £5 depending on the length of time it takes. All the research carried out by the society, together with reference books are available in the History Room, accessible when Faringdon Library is open and is available for consultation after registering your interest with the librarians on the ground floor. Also, selected photos and texts are being gathered together along with additional material, into various themes for presentation on this website.

A comprehensive index of our records is available in the library and here for download and or printing.

History Society Index (Oct 2011).pdfacrobat

The History Society Index includes the following:

  • Archaeological records
  • Microfiche reader
  • Deeds
  • Parish registers
  • Family History Aids
  • Personal memories
  • Local Newspapers  
  • Maps and Plans
  • Photographs
  • Field walking records and finds
  • Geological specimens
  • Reference Books
  • Graveyard memorials *
  • School records
  • Local buildings
  • Society records
  • Local history- Faringdon, Villages
  • WW1/WW2 information

* All the information on and around gravestones in All Saints Churchyard and the Free Church Cemetery (Canada Lane) has been recorded in searchable Excel spreadsheets. These can be obtained from the following links to the Faringdon Community Website:

The Changing Faces of Faringdon and Surrounding Villages

Book3 Launch 2003Four members of Faringdon Historical Society have published 3 volumes of a book called The Changing Faces of Faringdon and surrounding villages price £9.95 + p& p £1.50 in this country but extra for abroad (only sterling cheques accepted). Authors: Rosemary Church, Jim Brown, Millie Bryan and Beryl Newman. Robert Boyd Publications. Photo: The launch of Book 3 in 2003 by authors Rosemary Church (standing), Beryl Newman (left) & Milly Bryan (right).

The book is mainly of photographs and include many photos of people many of which are named. The date of these photos are from the 1890’s to the 1990’s.

Changing Faces Of Faringdon Bk1Book 1 (now out of print) – covers many topics of interest around Faringdon and the villages  Great & Little Coxwell, Buscot, Coleshill, Fernham, Shellingford, Uffington, Eaton Hastings – the number of photos for each varies between three or four to more than a dozen.

Map of the area
Section 1 Faringdon Streets
Section 2 Business
Section 3 Faringdon Church, House and Folly
Section 4 Events
Section 5 The Market
Section 6 Personalities
Section 7 Public Houses
Section 8 Schools
Section 9 Societies and Sports
Section 10 Transport
Section 11 Views
Section 12 Buscot
Section 13 Coleshill
Section 14 Great Coxwell
Section 15 Little Coxwell
Section 16 Eaton Hastings
Section 17 Fernham
Section 18 Shellingford
Section 19 Uffington

Changing Faces Of Faringdon Bk2Book 2 – includes different villages from the first book – Longcot, Shrivenham, Bourton, Watchfield, Pusey, Stanford in the Vale, Littleworth, Buckland, Charney Bassett, Goosey, Hatford. Price will probably be similar.

Plan of Faringdon Streets and Buildings c.1870/ 1880’s
Map of the area
Section 1 A Bird’s Eye View
Section 2 The Best Days of our Lives
Section 3 Supplying the Goods
Section 4 Fighting Times
Section 5 Enforcing the Law
Section 6 Shrivenham
Section 7 Watchfield
Section 8 Bourton
Section 9 Stanford in the Vale
Section 10 Littleworth
Section 11 Charney Bassett
Section 12 Longcot
Section 13 Pusey
Section 14 Goosey

Changing Faces Of Faringdon Bk3Book 3 – includes odd corners of Faringdon, street names, goings on, reflections of, worshipping, getting around and working in Faringdon. The villages Barcote and Thrup. Pucketty Farm and more on Buckland and Charney Bassett.

Map of the area
PIan of Faringdon Streets c.1880/1890’s
Introduction – Faringdon Street Names.
Section 1 Odd Corners
Section 2 Worshipping in Faringdon
Section 3 Goings On
Section 4 Getting Around
Section 5 All in a Day’s Work
Section 6 Best Days of Our Lives
Section 7 Recollections of Faringdon
Section 8 Buckland and Barcote
Section 9 Pucketty
Section 10 Thrupp
Section 11 Charney Bassett