The Record is a voluntary society and educational charity which was founded in 1979. It has both individual and institutional members in Wiltshire and beyond. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Wiltshire´s buildings.
The Wiltshire Buildings Record record cards hold information which includes photographs, drawings, notes, sale particulars, reports and booklets. Many thousands of Wiltshire´s buildings past and present are already recorded.
The information indexes contain details of plan types, features, dated buildings, building types, architects, brickworks, quarries, and many other related details.
A small library of reference books covers buildings and architecture in Wiltshire and beyond.
What the Wiltshire Buildings Record does
As well as maintaining a collection covering all aspects of building in Wiltshire, the Record undertakes building surveys.
Typically these are in response to requests from interested house owners and in accordance with Planning and Policy Guidance 15 which recommends that Listed Building Applications should be accompanied by an historical record, where appropriate.
The Service uses a digital mapping system and computer database to maintain the Wiltshire Sites & Monuments Record and to transmit archaeological information to the construction industry and other end-users.
Pioneers in archaeological research - such as General Pitt Rivers in the late 19th century - first revealed the outstanding quality of Wiltshire´s archaeology. Each year brings a crop of new discoveries, but also problems as development, forestry, farming and quarrying threaten sites with destruction.
The Record also:
- Holds regular meetings where members can learn to record buildings or practise their skills
- Holds an annual day course on a theme of interest to members
- Issues regular newsletters to members
- Publishes books and articles
- Arranges occasional visits for members to places of historic interest
The annual subscription for membership is £10, payable on April 1st. The family subscription is £12 and the institutional subscription is £15.
If you wish to join please send the following details with your subscription to the address given on our Contacts page.
Address and Postcode
If you wish to pay by Bankers Order, please contact us.