Brinkhill History Group
Brinkhill History Group was formed in 2002. Its members are all current or former residents of the village who meet regularly throughout the year. The main aim of the group is to research, record and report on all aspects of the historical development of the community and its surrounding area within the boundaries of the Parish of Brinkhill.
Old documents and maps obtained from various county archives and private collections, the census, parish records, trade directories and people's memories form the basis for much of the research which goes on. Online research increasingly plays an important part and more recently we have begun archaeological research within the parish to look for evidence and the extent of former settlement and activity dating back as far as pre-historic times.
All research is written up and oral history is recorded on tape. Where possible this is made available to the wider public. For example, we produced the information and design for the permanent interpretation board located in the village (see above); we have held several exhibitions in St Philip's, the village church; we have published a book about the village;
and we've submitted archaeological reports, following the digging of several test pits in the village, to the appropriate bodies.
Over the years we have assembled a large collection of old photographs of people, buildings and activities associated with the village from the late nineteenth century onwards. This is an extremely valuable resource and is being added to all the time.
We would like to hear from anyone who has links with Brinkhill. We are happy to respond to any inquiries from family historians about their Brinkhill ancestors and also very happy to receive information from people who have done their own research. If you're seeking information or have something to share please contact: