Records of Bucks 2013 now published
13 May 2013
The 53rd volume of Records of Buckinghamshire was published on Saturday 11 May.
Its leading articles include:
For Roman historians, 'A Romano-British Malt House and Other Remains at Weedon Hill, Aylesbury', by Gail Wakeham and Phillipa Bradley.
For those who prefer their archaeology a little younger, an 'Excavation at St Laurences Meeting Room, Market Square, Winslow', by Carina Summerfield-Hill.
For local historians, there's 'Enclosure and the Changing Landscape of Hillesden', by Judith Curthoys.
Historic building enthusiasts will find interest in 'Why Did Edward Penn Build Only Half a House? Historic Building Analysis of Shell House, Hedgerley', by Peter John Marsden.
And we come right into the 20th century with 'Lady Astor and the Gardeners at Cliveden: 1920s-1950s', by Pamela Horn.
In short, there's something for everyone.
Members receive their copy of Records free each year.
For non-members copies are £18.50 including postage. To get your copy, complete our New Publications Order Form and return it to us by post.
For a full contents list, see the Records 53 page.
Records of Bucks volume 1 now on-line
28 January 2013
The first volume of Records of Buckinghamshire, which has been out of print for some years, is now available on-line. The first part of volume 1 was originally published by the Society in 1854. Its eighth and final part was published four years later in 1858.
On-line Records volume 1 contains articles on a wide variety of subjects, some illustrated with drawings of ancient buildings. The 57 articles, now publicly available on-line, include:
Antiquities of the Chiltern Hills
Aylesbury Church in 1848, by George Gilbert Scott
Desecrated Churches of Buckinghamshire
A History of Mursley-with-Salden
Earthworks at Hampden and Little Kimble
Drayton Beauchamp a manorial history
Biddlesden Abbey and its lands
For a full list of the contents go to the Articles Index. Volume 1 is, as you would expect, the first on the list.
All the on-line articles can be searched by entering a keyword.
This is the third volume of Records to go on-line. Priority is being given to early volumes that are out of print.
Last chance for Stoke Mandevilles deserted village?
IN THE PATH OF THE HS2 HIGH-SPEED RAIL LINE
5 June 2012
A pamphlet on the threat posed to the remains of the old deserted village and church of Stoke Mandeville was published by the society on 2 June.
If HS2 goes ahead as planned and the government says it will then what remains of the Saxon and Norman village of Stoke Mandeville will be swept away by bulldozers. Because the line of HS2 on the map goes through the old church ruins in their quiet deserted churchyard,
The pamphlet, which costs only £2.50 including postage, outlines what we know about the original Stoke Mandeville and what will be lost if current plans go ahead unchanged.
To get your copy, complete our New Publications Order Form and return it to us by post.
For a summary, see Stoke Mandeville deserted village in the path of HS2.