Society Resources

Faringdon LibraryResearch 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.

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

acrobat History Society Index (Oct 2011).pdf

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 – 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.

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.

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.