History Group

Netheravon is steeped in history both military and civilian. We have one of the oldest airfields in the country, some say the world, which is still in use with the Army Parachute Association and also Headquarters Brigade of Gurkhas (HQBG) which is responsible for providing advice on all matters relating to the recruiting and employment of Gurkhas in the British Army. There is also Netheravon House which was built in 1720 as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Beaufort, it was bought in 1898 by the crown commissioners. In 1904 it became the cavalry school officers mess, during it's life time it has also been a 1st world war hospital and convalesant home for Canadian soldiers, a machine gun school in 1921 and it's last army position was for the army chaplains department.

Mill Road, Netheravon



At the rear of the house we have a uniquely square Dovecote built in 1750 and now owned by the National Trust. There is also All Saints Church dating back to Saxon times, the church records go back as far as 1131.


Quite a few people who are tracing their family roots and trying to complete their family tree, have come to us for help and we have had quite a lot of success in assisting them. If you are interested in the village history and would like to see or purchase any of the photos from the archives please email below.


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Do you have old photos of the area hidden away in cupboards or your loft? Remember things from years ago that would make interesting reading?. Photos are a great way for others to see and enjoy the local area, We are looking for old historic photos to more recent ones that show the beauty and character of the area, whether it is of the landscape or buildings.


We are looking for photos and articles about the area that you think others would find interesting to read or view. If you have anything you think would be interesting please contact the webmaster for further information.



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