Archive Library


The City of Winchester Trust holds historical documents, photographs and illustrations in the Archive Library Room in the Heritage Centre.
These include:


Illustrative Documents


Many photographs from the late 19th century to the present day
Some engravings of parts of the City in the 18th and 19th century
A collection of photographic slides showing various streets within the old walls of Winchester
A collection of slides taken from sepia photographs dating from the late 1800s to the late 20th century


Planning and Related Documents


City Council planning documents
Trust correspondence concerning specific planning applications
Trust correspondence concerning District Plans

Minutes of Trust AGM’s and Trust Council Meetings from 1957 to the present day

Details of Trust Award Schemes for outstanding design from 1984 and 1987 including presentation boards for the last few years

A small collection of copies of maps of the City from the Middle Ages until the present day

A collection of material used in past public displays which can be used for future display




The archive holds many photographs and slides. These are organised into 'allbums' that have been digitised into a number of 'Galleries' and can be viewed on this website. 


Search The Archives


The Search box at the top of each archive page can be used to search the whole of the online archives web pages. In addition there are lists of the boxes containing much of the archive material as well as lists of  books etc that can be browsed

Two databases have been built containing descriptions of the contents of all the approximately 130 archival boxes and titles of all books, Journals etc in the archives. As a result a searchable online List of Items in Archival Boxes is now available as is a searchable Archive  and a List of all Books


Anyone wanting to make further enquiries about the Trust archives can e-mail the Trust on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact the Heritage Centre on 01962 851664.