Welcome to Winchester College's archives

The Archives at Winchester College are an extensive collection of records relating to the history and life of Winchester College from its foundation in 1382 to the present day. The documents are stored in six medieval rooms, situated right at the heart of our ancient buildings.

The Archive is available to the school community and to those interested in our pupils, our estates and our buildings. Access is by appointment throughout the year. We hold records relating to our pupils from the 1390s, records relating to the foundation of the school, court books and court rolls of manors held by Win Coll, registers of leases and title deeds relating to our extensive estates, annual accounts from 1394, schoolboy letters and diaries, and much more.

For all enquiries about the collection, the estates, the history of the college or the boys who came to Winchester College, please contact the Archivist, Suzanne Foster by email sf@wincoll.ac.uk

The following items from Winchester College Archives are now available to consult and search on-line:

-          Manuscript Registers of Scholars, 1393-1964

-          Published edition of the Register of Scholars, 1393-1887

-          Indexes to Commoners (fee paying pupils) 1653-1835, and Winchester College Long Rolls (lists of all                      pupils), 1653-1812

-          Winchester College Registers (published biographical registers of pupils), 1836-1975

-          The Wykehamist magazine, 1866-1990

-          Alumni magazine, The Trusty Servant, 1956 to date

-          War Service Rolls for WW1 and WW2      

-          Winchester College Muniments, the published catalogue for the College Archives

-          Photographs of the school, taken from glass slides and negatives, late 19th and early 20th century

-          Foundation Charters and Founder’s Statutes

For access to these on-line resources, please email the archivist at sf@wincoll.ac.uk for a login and password.