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Longworth & District History Society
actively exploring the history of our parishes

Our History Society Projects


The range of activities have included

  • archaeology
  • compiling field names
  • collecting and taking photographs
  • hedge dating
  • war-time control towers survey
  • recording of monumental inscriptions of the local graveyards
  • transcribing parish registers of the area
  • oral memories of over 200 local villagers
  • collection of a library
  • collecting newspaper cuttings
  • obtaining and transcribing wills
  • collection of family trees of well established area surnames
  • world war 1 and 2 memories and items
  • researching local school history and records
  • encouraging and publishing local stories

Likely future projects

  • field walking
  • obtaining and transcribing deeds.
  • indexing of census and trade directories.
  • photographic collection of mills, barns, post offices, post boxes, mile & boundary stones, fire insurance wall plaques etc., in our villages.
  • house histories.

Church Green, Kingston

Looking via Church Green towards Kingston House Gates on the Abingdon road. The Church green is surrounded by the church, the Gates, Gatehouse lodge and the Old School.