About Us

CLHG was founded in 1984 by a group of people brought together by their interest in the history of this area of Wiltshire and their belief that this history should be recorded for future generations.

We meet on the third Wednesday of each month with a full programme of speakers. We have published a number of books and we run Chiseldon Museum, displaying a wide range of material from the Bronze Age to the present that is relevant to the area.

We are a friendly group, why not come and join us?  You do not have to live in the parish of Chiseldon, as many of our talks are about general topics of historical interest.  Just come along to one of the evening meetings, or contact us for more information.

Membership costs £10 per year, payable at the AGM in October.  If you prefer, you are very welcome to visit any of the evening meetings at a cost of £3 per meeting.

Your Memories
We are always pleased to receive any information and memories you may have of Chiseldon and Chiseldon families, pubs, events  etc.  Your comments will be kept and may be used in our museum displays.  We are also very keen to receive any photos or other memorabilia of the village.  We are particularly interested in information about Chiseldon Camp or the men listed on the War Memorials of the village.

Family History Research
Please note that we do not hold genealogical records - if you are researching family history please contact the Wiltshire Family History Archive for help: www.wiltshire.gov.uk/museums-history-heritage-wiltshire-family-history

Chiseldon Museum
The Museum in The Old Chapel, Butts Road is open every Saturday afternoon in the spring and summer months (until the end of September).

Chiseldon Information Boards
With the support of the Chiseldon Parish Council we've installed two Information Boards - one by the village green and one by the church.

Talk & Tours

We can present talks to local groups - contact us to find out more:

'Chiseldon Camp'
Chiseldon Camp trained thousands of British, American and Commonwealth troops in both World Wars.  David Bailey, author of two books on the camp, gives an occasional talk and tour of the site.

'The People in the Church'
Indiscretions, a duel, violence, dodgy dealing, royalty, tragic deaths, gallantry - all these in the stories behind some of the family monuments in Holy Cross Church!

How to Find Us

The Museum is in The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NN, just off the A346, half a mile south of Junction 15 of the M4.


Have questions about Chiseldon Local History Group, or interested in joining?

Please contact us— we’re happy to help.


Chiseldon Museum, 

The Old Chapel, Butts Road,

Chiseldon, Swindon,




01793 740784 (Elaine Jones - Chair)