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Southwell & District Local History Society Established in 1983

Guided tours of Southwell

Members of the society will be pleased to take groups on guided tours around Southwell.  Duration 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  Contact our secretary to discuss your requirements

Contact: The Secretary, Carol Fitzgerald

Email: carol@southwellhistorysociety.co.uk

Southwell & District Local History Society was established in 1983 and runs a full programme of lecture meetings and outings throughout the year.  The programme, whilst interesting and varied, is aimed at both local history and subjects of wider interest.  Over the years the society has encouraged members to publish a variety of books that have covered many aspects of history in Southwell and District.

Local History Books - Click here to view

Southwell has a rich past and the Society strives to find out more about how the town developed and the characters that have inhabited it over the centuries.  

The Gatehouse to the

Nottinghamshire House of Correction

The Burgage, Southwell

New Project


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An exciting new project has been launched in Southwell during the spring of 2019 and Southwell Local History Society is proud to be involved. The project is an initiative of Southwell Heritage Trust, which is chaired by Colonel Roger Merryweather.

Please see ‘Latest News’ for more details.

Book sponsored by

Southwell Local History Society

Southwell Local History Society has sponsored this new book on behalf of the Roman Southwell Community Project.  

The book was launched in December 2019  and sells at £7.50.  It is available from the Cathedral Shop, Southwell, Southwell Library, the Bookcase, Lowdham, the  History Society and directly from the author at:



In view of the present Covid-19 crisis we have decided to cancel our meetings for the remainder of 2020.  However, we will review the situation in the Autumn in the light of regulations regarding social distancing as we emerge from the pandemic.  Members subscriptions will be marked forward to next year and a date set once we are confident that we can arrange a continuous programme.

In the meantime, please keep safe.

Please now turn to the ‘Latest News’ page.