History & Heritage Links

This section contains links to pages with a direct connection to the history and heritage of Whitchurch and its surroundings.

Archaeology UK

Type in the postcode SY13 1QY and you will get a list of all the archaeological sites in the Whitchurch area


Architect’s drawings for 1872 Town Hall & Markets and 1885 drawings for Cottage Hospital


Latest news, exhibition reviews, links, event listings and education resources from thousands of UK museums, galleries, heritage sites, archives and libraries

Drill Hall

This project is attempting to record all the Territorial Army drill halls operating between 1908 – 1914. Egerton Drill Hall in Whitchurch is one of those already recorded.

Edward German Festival

Information on Edward German & details of the 2014 Edward German Festival being held in Whitchurch

Family History Society

An excellent resource for tracing your Shropshire ancestors

London Lives 1690 to 1800

A database of crime, poverty and social policy in the metropolis which surprisingly  contains details on some Whitchurch people

Mediolanum (Whitchurch)

Wikipedia page on Whitchurch in Roman times

Oswestry, Ellesmere & Whitchurch Railway

Wikipedia page describing history of this part of the Cambrian railway network

Randolph Caldecott slideshow

BBC site showing paintings by Randolph Caldecott including ‘The Recognition’ which is on display at Whitchurch Heritage Centre

Randolph Caldecott Society

Society which promotes and encourages, for the public benefit, the study and appreciation of the work and life of the artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott

Roman Pottery from Whitchurch

Study Group for Roman Pottery with images of Samian Pottery Rubbings taken from items found at Whitchurch

Shropshire Inns in 1828

Shropshire Family History webpage listing Whitchurch inns in 1828

The Story of Samuel Edge

A family history which records the life of the Edge family of clogmakers in Whitchurch during the mid-nineteenth century

1907 Telephone numbers in Whitchurch

Link to pdf on Grace’s Guide (source of information about industry and manufacturing in Britain from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the present time) which lists the complete Whitchurch exchange

Turnpike Roads in Nantwich area

This work by Dr Keith Lawrence includes over 90 references to Whitchurch

Unitarian church history

Written by the prolific writer the Rev George Eyre Evans this 1899 history includes information on both the Presbyterian Chapel and Whitchurch Church of the Saviour

Whitchurch Band 

A page on the website referring to the band’s Victorian roots and subsequent history

Whitchurch Cemetery Grave Index

Lists graves and their locations from 1895 to present day

Whitchurch Deputy Postmaster appointments 1787-1849

Website of Great Britain Philatelic Society contains this interesting information

Whitchurch Herald

History of Whitchurch Herald & Herald Printers 1869 – 2009

Whitchurch History and Archaeology Group

WHAG meets regularly and publishes books on Whitchurch history

Workshop of the World

Inventions & innovations of the W. Midlands (includes some Whitchurch items)