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March 2006

VCH resources for metropolitan Essex and east London

Dr Matthew Davies, 20 March 2006

The site now includes a major set of resources relating to those parts of greater London previously within the historic county of Essex. Volume 5 gives a detailed thematic account of the growth of metropolitan Essex in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. There are also detailed accounts of historic parishes now within the boroughs of Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Havering. Places covered include: Barking, Dagenham and Ilford (volume 5); West and East Ham and Walthamstow (volume 6); and Havering, Hornchurch and Romford (volume 7). Read more at:

Winchester and the Isle of Wight

Elizabeth Williamson, 08 March 2006

The Victoria County History volume for this cathedral city and the two hundreds of the island is now live. As well as a full account of the development of Winchester, volume 5 of the VCH for Hampshire also covers Christchurch and Bournemouth. Read more at:

New resources for the history of Buckinghamshire

Dr Peter Webster, 01 March 2006

The volume of the VCH covering the south and east of the county is now live. Principal towns covered include Amersham, Buckingham and High Wycombe. Read more at: