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History & Heritage Links

  • Archaeology UK: Type in the postcode SY13 1QY and you will get a list of all the archaeological sites in the Whitchurch area
  • Archiseek: Architect’s drawings for 1872 Town Hall & Markets and 1885 drawings for Cottage Hospital
  • Culture24: 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.
  • Joyce clocks: A wealth of well-researched information regarding the Joyce clockmaking family. This website is run by Steve and Darlah Thomas who have written an excellent book on the subject
  • Shropshire 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: Art UK 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.
  • Shropshire Inns in 1828:Shropshire Family History webpage listing Whitchurch inns in 1828.
  • Turnpike Roads in Nantwich area: This work by Dr Keith Lawrence includes over 90 references to Whitchurch.
  • Whitchurch Phone book 1906: Lists all the numbers listed in the Whitchurch Area section of the 1906 Phone book
  • Whitchurch Phone Book 1921: Lists all the numbers listed in the Whitchurch Area section of the 1921 Phone book.
  • 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.