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Basingstoke Discovery Centre

Local Studies at Basingstoke Discovery Centre

The Basingstoke Local Studies Collection is housed in Basingstoke Discovery Centre. It offers a centre for local research covering the Basingstoke and Deane Borough and immediate surrounding area, plus general information on the County of Hampshire.

You can find out more about your home, your ancestors, your old school or your local community. A selection of local publications is also available for sale.

In the collection you will find a wide range of local history resources including;

Newspapers and magazines

Local and parish magazines

Directories and Registers

Maps and Photographs

We hold large-scale Ordnance Survey maps of the Basingstoke and Deane Borough area as well as old editions of the Landranger and Explorer small-scale maps for the area.

Goad plans of Basingstoke Town Centre

Copy of tithe maps and awards for: Ashe, Basing, Basingstoke, Bradley, Church Oakley, Cliddesden, Deane, Dummer, Eastrop, Ewhurst, Freefolk, Greywell, Hannington, Mapledurwell, Monk Sherborne, North Waltham, Silchester, and Steventon

Copy of Basingstoke and District Definitive Rights of Way map/statement, 2007-8

Geological maps for Aldershot, Andover and Alresford

We hold a good collection of photographs covering the Basingstoke Borough area. We also hold a collection of photographs by local photographer R L Brown.

Census and International Genealogical Index

Parish Registers

Various parishes in the local area. Please check Parish registers in Hampshire for details.

Local Government



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