Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society

The Society's aim

The society was founded:  "...for the purpose of extending knowledge of local history; preserving objects of beauty and interest whether natural or structural; placing archaeological finds in safe keeping; visiting places of interest and providing instructive lectures".

These remain the aims of the Society except that we no longer have a museum collection – it was transferred to Carshalton Council in the 1930s and is now in the hands of Sutton Museum Service.

The areas we cover

We began, in 1920, as “The Beddington, Carshalton & Wallington Archaeological Society”.

In 2006 it was felt appropriate for Sutton and Cheam to be included as they were no longer covered by a historical society so the name was changed to “The Carshalton and District History and Archaeology Society” which now cover the whole of the London Borough of Sutton.

Our Activities

We organise winter lectures and summer outings,
carry out some finds processing and archaeological fieldwork
and publish research reports and local history notes on our website.

Plaster decoration from the dining room at the Oaks
This was part of a finds cataloguing project which took place at Honeywood Museum in 2023