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THE

Berks, Bucks & Oxon

Archæological Journal.

Published in connection with the following Societies :

The Berkshire Archæological Society

The Newbury District Field Club

The Oxford Architectural & Historical Society

The Maidenhead & Thames Valley Antiquarian Society

The Oxfordshire Archæological Society

The Oxford University Brass-rubbing Society
The Ladies' Brass-rubbing Society of Oxford.

THE JOURNAL IS PUBLISHED QUARTERLY.

EDITED BY

REV. P. H. DITCHFIELD, M.A., F.S.A

Rector of Barkham; Fellow of R. Hist. Soc.; Hon. Sec. of
the Berks Archæological Society.

Reading:

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CHER, F.G.S.

"THE NORTHERN GENEALOGIST

MURAL PAINTINGS AT ASHAMPSTEAD

PALEOLITHIC MAN IN EAST BERKS. By LLEWELLYN TREA

BENSON, OR BENSINGTON. BY JOHN EDWARD FIELD, M.A.,
Vicar

THE CHURCH BELLS OF BERKSHIRE AND THEIR INSCRIPTIONS
BUCKS AND OXON MARRIAGE BONDS..

DOMESDAY OF BERKSHIRE

NOTES AND QUERIES

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The Berks, Bucks & Oxon

Archæological Journal.

Proceedings of Societies.

NEWBURY FIELD CLUB.-The members had a very pleasant and interesting excursion on May 19th, to Hatfield House. The old Banqueting Hall, now the Stables, was much admired, and Mr. Keyser found an interesting mural painting in a room near the Tennis Courts. Two ex-Hon. Secretaries accompanied the excursion, the Rev. W. B. Banting and Mr. W. Money, and the present energetic Secretary, Mr. Watts, conducted the party. The Club propose to visit White Horse Hill in July.

BERKS ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.-This Society received and entertained the Dorset Field Club on June 23rd. The party visited the Museum where the Silchester Collection was admirably explained by the Honorary Curator, Dr. Joseph Stevens. The Town Hall, Hospitium and Church of S. Lawrence were ably described by Mr. Stallwood; the Abbey Ruins by the Rev. J. M. Guilding; Greyfriars' Church by Mr. Ravenscroft; and in the evening a conversazione was held at the Abbey Gate, when a Lecture on Silchester was given by Mr. Theodore White. On the following day the Dorset Field Club visited Silchester.

and Historical Society, 1895.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND.

A Visit (No. ccxxx.) was made to Corpus Christi College, where the President, the Rev. T. FOWLER, D.D., received the party, and gave a full description of the College and its history. The magnificent pre-Reformation plate and the Founder's Crozier were shewn.

At a Bye-Meeting held in the Hall of the College, Lawrence Hardy, Esq., was elected a Member of the Society.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH.

A Visit (No. ccCXXXI.) was made to St. John's College, where the President, the Rev. JAS. BELLAMY, D.D., met the party and gave a short address. The Rev. W. H. HUTTON conducted them over the buildings and described the remaining parts of the Bernardine Foundation, which preceded the College. The party then proceeded to St. Giles' Church, which was described by the Vicar, the Rev. H. J. BIDDER, and by JAS. PARKER, Esq.

At a Bye-Meeting held in St. John's, the following were elected Members of the Society :-Miss Gough, 15, Rawlinson Road, Oxford; Mrs. Poulton, 56, Banbury Road, Oxford; H. G. de Waltteville, Esq., Christ Church; Miss Radford, 141, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH.

A Meeting was held at 8.15 p.m. in the new Ashmolean Museum, the President in the chair.

Jas. Park Harrison, M.A., was elected a Vice-President of the Society.

P. MANNING, Esq., exhibited two Paleolithic implements found at Wolvercote, Oxon, and a bronze spear head found near Shotover, Oxon.

Miss SWANN exhibited a drawing by P. Sandby of an old house at Eynsham, Oxon.

A vote of condolence was ordered to be sent to Mrs. Earwaker, wife of the late J. P. Earwaker, Esq., F.S.A., Secretary of the Society, 1871-4.

W. H. Draper, Esq., read a paper on recent excavations at Kenilworth Priory.

In the absence of F. J. HAVERFIELD, Esq., some notes on the excavations on the site of a Romano-British settlement at Northfield Farm, Long Wittenham, Berks, were read by J. L. MYRES, Esq.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH.

A Meeting was held at 8.15 p.m., in the new Ashmolean Museum, the President in the chair.

The following were elected Members of the Society :-Miss Seager, Chalfont Road, Oxford; T. H. Warren, Esq., M.A., President of Magdalen College; Miss Peto, 17, Winchester Road, Oxford.

Professor M. BURROWS read a paper on the Brocas family of Beaurepaire, and the history of English rule in Gascony.

The Rev. S. SPENCER PEARCE exhibited tracings of a fine 15th century painting of the Doom, lately discovered in Long Combe Church, Oxon.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2ND.

An Excursion (No. ccxxxII.) to Littlemore and Sandford-onThames took place. Under the guidance of Messrs. MANNING and MOWBRAY, the party saw the Mynchery at Littlemore, where are some late 15th century remains of a nunnery; then Sandford Church, a small plain 11th century building; and lastly the remains of the Knights' Templar Preceptory, which are partly of the 13th century.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5TH.

A Meeting was held at 8.15 p.m., in the new Ashmolean Museum, the President in the chair.

F. W. Butterfield, Esq., Ingledene, Oxford, was elected a Member of the Society.

The Committee announced that they had decided to publish the Proceedings of the Society in the new "Berks, Bucks, and Oxon. Archæological Journal."

C. L. SHADWELL, Esq., read a paper on Clog Almanacs, and exhibited three specimens.

JAS. PARKER, Esq., read a paper on Cumnor Place, Berks, with special reference to Amy Robsart's death and Scott's "Kenilworth." SATURDAY, MAY 11TH.

An Excursion (No. ccxxxIII.) to Cumnor and Appleton, Berks, took place.

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