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Recent Publications by the Society

The society publishes Records of Buckinghamshire, its academic journal, every year and other publications – books, pamphlets, papers, maps – regularly. All focus on various aspects of the history and archaeology of the county of Buckinghamshire.


Records of Bucks 53 cover Records of Buckinghamshire 2016
VOLUME 56

Wherever you live in Buckinghamshire, if you're interested in the history, archaeology or architecture of our county this year's journal is for you. From the north (an archaeological site at Milton Keynes) to the south (Lady Astor and the Gardeners at Cliveden), from ancient (a Romano-British malt house near Aylesbury) to early modern (the restoration of New Inn at Stowe). Thirteen major articles.

15.00 plus 3.50 postage
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Winslow 1556 cover Winslow in 1556:
The Survey of the Manor

BY DAVID NOY

The manor of Winslow, including Granborough and Little Horwood, was surveyed in 1556, probably to maximise revenue for the Crown. After the dissolution of St Albans Abbey, Winslow had an absentee landlord who owed the Crown money.

Then the surveyor Thomas Gedge came to call.

This book paints a picture of Winslow in 1556: its people, its properties, their occupations, their families and relationships, their petty crimes and long-term feuds. Putting together the 1556 Survey with other historical documents – wills, inventories, parish registers, legal records – David Noy develops a panorama of Winslow's economic, social and religious life in the mid-16th century.

With the text of the Survey itself, translated and published here for the first time.
160 pages, annotated and with indexes of People and Places.

5.00 plus 1.00 postage.

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Last chance for Stoke Mandeville deserted village cover Last chance for Stoke Mandeville's
deserted village?

IN THE PATH OF THE HS2 HIGH-SPEED RAIL LINE

If the HS2 high-speed rail line 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 its route goes through the old church ruins and their quiet, deserted churchyard.

This pamphlet outlines what we know of the original Stoke Mandeville, and what will be lost if current plans go ahead unchanged. It sets out the evidence that this deserted village is in fact a site of national importance.

This is an appeal, not just for the protection of Stoke Mandeville's deserted village, but on behalf of all historic buildings and sites along the route of HS2 as it crosses Buckinghamshire from end to end.

2.00 plus 50p postage.

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Dearest Ben cover A Buckinghamshire Connexion
LETTERS OF ISAAC D'ISRAELI OF BRADENHAM AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES

Letters charting the involvement of the father of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli with several Buckinghamshire house and their owners: Farnham Royal, Hyde House, Doddershall Park, his own Bradenham House, with historian George Lipscombe and John Hull's school in Princes Risborough.

Extracted from the Bodleian Library and elsewhere by Thea van Dam. Bucks Paper number 18.

3.00 plus 1.00 postage

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