Welcome to the Bevendean History Project
Introduction to the ProjectFor Updates to the website see the News and Events page
The Bevendean History Project is a community
led group who are researching the history of Bevendean and the
immediate locality. The initial project received funding from the
Heritage Lottery, 'All Our Stories'. The aim of the project is to get
local residents interested and involved in finding out about the
history of the local area.
The project intends to create an archive of the area bringing together photos documents and memories of Bevendean.
Our starting point for the project was the history of the farm.
Bevendean was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 AD and there are
archive records from that time until today. For 900 years it was a
typical Downland farm but for the last 60 years it has become home to
8,000 people. As time goes by it is becoming increasingly difficult to
recognise the agricultural heritage of the land.
This is a work in progress and we are looking
to collect more images and information to add to the site so would
welcome any contributions.
The first two years of the project