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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.

 2017 PUBLICATIONS

Toll Roads book cover Toll Roads of Buckinghamshire
with their connections into neighbouring counties
BY PETER GULLAND

The story of toll roads – the turnpike roads of the 18th and 19th centuries – is the story of the making of the main road network that we still use today. This book brings together a detailed investigation of the records of the organisations that built them, with on-the ground observation of the roads that they planned, developed and built.

The results will make history visible on roads that you travel every day.

326 pages in A4 paperback format, with 37 maps and illustrations.
Published by Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society in September 2017.
ISBN 978-0-9957177-3-2

12.00 plus 3.00 postage.

• TO ORDER, print and return our Recent Publications Order Form or order on-line.


Quarrendon pamphlet cover Quarrendon: Aylesbury‘s lost medieval village
BY MICHAEL FARLEY

This illustrated guide to the remains of a once-flourishing but long-abandoned Buckinghamshire village and manor not only presents its hidden history – but tells you where to find it.

Before the Normans invaded in 1066 Quarrendon was a manor and village of 20 families – and 300 pigs. But 400 years later farming sheep for their wool was more profitable, so the villagers had to go. Then Sir Henry Lee, Queen's Champion to Elizabeth I, built himself a ‘great house’ and an amazing garden. But he dies childless, and his heirs let it all fall to ruin.

Today there are grassy mounds along what was the village street, a moat with no manor house, and the chapel is just a few broken stone walls. But as Mike Farley reveals, beneath the grass history lies hidden...

32 pages, pamphlet, with 14 illustrations.
Published by Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society in July 2017
jointly with the Buckinghamshire Conservation Trust.
ISBN 978-0-9957177-1-8

2.00 plus 1.00 postage.

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Chilterns cover The Chilterns in 1748
AN ACCOUNT BY PEHR KALM, VISITOR FROM FINLAND
Translated and edited by Professor William Mead

The botanist Pehr Kalm spent three weeks in the Chilterns, staying at Little Gaddesden and visiting the surrounding villages to record local environmental conditions and farming methods. His diary of his visit gives a picture of the people and working practices of the Chilterns at the start of the agricultural revolution.

This second edition is published with a new index, authors' biographies and a glossary of place names, measurements and unusual terms.

168 pages, paperback, with 18 illustrations.
Published by Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society in February 2017.
ISBN 978-0-9957177-0-1

5.00 plus 1.00 postage.

• TO ORDER, print and return our Recent Publications Order Form or order on-line.


Records of Bucks 57 cover Records of Buckinghamshire 2017
VOLUME 57

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 (a Roman settlement site at Milton Keynes) to the south (Wethereds Brewery in Marlow during the First World War), from ancient (the Anglo-Saxon church at Wing) to early 20th century (Buckinghamshire gardens). Eleven major articles.

15.00 plus 3.50 postage
[or join the Society and get Records of Bucks FREE every year.]

• TO ORDER, print and return our Recent Publications Order Form or order on-line.



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