Local History Research 

Our most recent publication is now available to buy online or from bookshops.

The History Group research all sorts of historical projects.  The Society would not have won so many of the planning inquiries concerning listed buildings and conservation areas if we had not presented well researched historical evidence about those buildings and their setting.   In 1982 the Society sponsored a major research project into Yateley’s past and a major achievement of this project was the collation, and transcription of over 200 pre-1700 wills and inventories, as well as several publications.   Others research Yateley’s old houses. This research has contributed to a substantial increase in numbers of listed buildings  and then eventually to the designation of two further Conservation Areas.   Since then attention has been given to understanding Yateley’s historic economy, its important connections with the East India Company, and tracing the genealogy of some of the more important local Yateley families.

The Society has produced a number of local history exhibitions with the intention of informing the public about the history of Yateley.

If you’d like to find out how to purchase a copy of our book, or join our Local History Research Group, contact us on [email protected]

Our Objective

to secure the preservation, protection and enhancement of features of historic or public interest

  • by the establishment of  a huge and ever expanding database of information about the history of Yateley, biographies of residents and listed buildings – a substantial amount of which is available online
  • to use the history research for publications and exhibitions

‘Yateley in the Great War’ – Searchable Index