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'Parochial History of Berkshire', vol. 1, written in 1827-1830, chiefly by W. N. Clarke

MS. Top. Berks b. 7
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'Parochial History of Berkshire', vol. 1, containing papers and notes relating to the hundreds of:

  1. Ganfield (fol. 19);
  2. Hormer (fol. 78);
  3. Shrivenham (fol. 110);
  4. Faringdon (fol. 161);
  5. Compton (fol. 186);
  6. Moreton (fol. 226);
  7. part of Theale (fol. 279, cf. 160).

Some general notes about the county are fol. 68, and at fol. 1 two letters from W. N. Clarke to the rev. H. O. Coxe, May 15 and July 5, 1842, about the collection; fols. 288-9 are in the hand of Edward Rowe Mores, Dec. 23, 1752 (about Purley). There are also some letters and pedigrees, among the former one from K. J. W. Lenthall about his family, Dec. 13, 1829 (fol. 79).


  • Creation: written in 1827-1830, chiefly by W. N. Clarke


299 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Top. Berks b. 7

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 25499.

Custodial History

W.N. Clarke coll. no. 8 (from 1868 to about 1883).

Related Materials

Vol. 2 is MS. Top. Berks b. 8.

Physical Facet

On paper

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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