Grant to Victoria County History

The stable block, Herriard Park

HAT recently made a grant of £8,000 to the new Victoria County History (VCH), which, under the guidance of Dr John Hare and Dr Jean Morrin, has the long-term objective of rewriting the history of the entire county, starting with a series of studies on the north-east of Hampshire. The money will go towards financing the publication of its latest ‘short’, on Herriard and Southrope, near Basingstoke. This parish has been chosen because of its remarkably fine surviving archive and should provide a picture of the development of a chalkland village. It will be written by Dr Alex Craven an experienced author for the VCH in Gloucestershire, Hereford and Wiltshire.