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Drawings of Berkshire Churches and their Contents


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Drawings of Berkshire churches and their contents, many by J.C. Buckler, collected by Henry Hinton and James Hunt, early 19th century, and continued by Sir Thomas Phillips, who bought them from Hunt in 1820. The drawings are arranged alphabetically by parish, A-G, H-R, S-W.


  • Creation: early 19th century


0.33 Linear metres (3 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Berks. c. 49, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Top. Berks. c. 49-51

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8885


Drawings of Berkshire Churches and their Contents.

Biographical / Historical

J.C. Buckler (1793-1894), Henry Hinton (1749-1816), James Hunt (1795-1857) and Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872, see the Dictionary of National Biography for further details on Phillipps) were all antiquaries.

Custodial History

Philipps MS. 24118.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought by the Library, Hodgson's, 29 Jan. 1959, lot 628.

Related Materials

See also the topographical and personal papers of Sir Thomas Phillipps (MSS. Phillipps-Robinson, MSS. Rubbings Phillipps-Robinson); the papers of A.N.L. Munby concerning Phillipps (MS. Phillipps-Munby); a volume of drawings and engravings of churches, monuments and brasses in Berkshire and Oxford city by Hunt, Hinton and Buckler (MS. Top. gen. b. 64); a typescript list of monumental brasses described or illustrated in the topographical collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt compiled by J.F.A. Bertram (MS. Top. gen. d. 60); notes on Berkshire churches and drawings of brasses by Henry Hinton and James Hunt (MS. Top. Berks. b. 42); engravings of churches, manor houses and other buildings by Buckler (MS. Top. gen. c. 103); catalogue of an exhibition, arranged by Oxford Arts Club, 1929, of drawings by J.C. Buckler (MS. Top. Oxon. d. 965); a collection of Indian ink drawings of buildings in Oxford by J.C. Buckler (MSS. Don. a. 2-3); two volumes of Oxfordshire church notes compiled by Hinton (MSS. Don. c. 90-1); eleven notebooks of topographical notes, compiled by Hinton and Hunt, concerning Oxfordshire and Berkshire parishes (MSS Don. d. 142, e. 112-14, e. 111, e. 107-10); notebooks of Hinton concerning Oxford city and university (MSS. Don. d. 138-9); Hinton's indexes to his collections (MS. Don. d. 143); and the Berkshire collections of Henry Hinton (MS. Don. c. 146);

Drawings of Berkshire Churches and their Contents
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