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detailed information illustrating the History itself: such as a number of Feet of Fines, and several long Subsidy Rolls.

The work is furnished with a useful map, and is dedicated to the Lord Bishop of Oxford.

The work is tastefully printed in old-face type, in demy 8vo. size, suitably bound in cloth. It is published at 7/6; but subscribers who send in their names before the date of publication, will be charged 5/8 per copy.

Subscribers are requested to send their names to the publisher on the accompanying form.

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The History of Bensington.

MR. ELLIOT STOCK,

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Please enter my name as a Subscriber to be history ot Bensington, by Rev. M. T. PEARMAN, as described in the foregoing Prospectus, and forward a copy, at the subscriber's price of 5/8

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Subscription 5/- per annum; Separate Numbers, 1/6 each.

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:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY CHARLES SLAUGHTER
London: ELLIOT STOCK, 62, Paternoster Row.

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Contributions relating to the history and antiquities of the three Counties are invited, and the Editor will welcome any Notes, Queries or Replies, and any Photographs and Sketches relating to the district.

REVIEWS.-Books, Pamphlets, &c., sent for review, will receive attention, and be duly noticed.

ADVERTISEMENTS.—This Journal is a good medium for literary and other suitable advertisements. Scale of charges :-One page, £1; half page, 12s.; quarter page, 6s. 6d. ; inch, 5s.; half inch, 2s. 6d.

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

Vicar

BUCKS AND OXON MARRIAGE BONDS..

CHOIR STALLS AND THEIR CARVINGS

CHURCH BELLS OF BERKSHIRE

DOMESDAY OF BERKSHIRE

WELFORD CHURCH BELLS AND THEIR INSCRIPTIONS

ST. MARY'S CHURCH, Oxford

READING CHANTRIES. BY NATHANIEL HONE

NOTES AND QUERIES

NOTES:-Genealogical Queries and Memoranda-The Nor

thern Genealogist

"Bygone Berkshire”

- The Flora of Berkshire

Notes on the Wolverton Exhibition of Arts and
Crafts-Berks Militia

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REPLIES:-Posie Rings

Stowe-Miltons of Reading-John Pontifex, of West
Wycombe, 1589-Marriage Bonds

Wanted any Notes of Reference-Posie Rings-
Channer Family - Abbot's Walk Dolly or
D'Oyley-Marsh Plots-Horwood and Bradfield
Manors-New Book on Carvings

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The Berks, Bucks & Oxon

Archæological Journal.

Proceedings of Societies.

BERKS ARCHEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.-On July 25th, the Society united with the Reading Literary and Scientific Society in visiting Ockwells and Bray. Ockwells Manor House, the residence of Edward Barry, Esq., is a fine example of a 15th century halftimbered mansion, and possesses many features of extreme interest. The party was welcomed by Mr. and Mrs. Barry and hospitably entertained. Mr. Stallwood read an admirable paper on the history of the house and its architectural characteristics, which we hope to publish. After leaving Ockwells the members journeyed to Bray, where they were received by the Vicar, the Rev. C. A. Raymond, who described the Church and the Lych Gate; and then a move was made to Jesus Hospital founded in 1527, where the chaplain, the Rev. J. C. Gawthorne, and the Rev. J. M. Guilding gave a brief sketch of its history. The excursion was most enjoyable.

On September 30th, the Society visited Winchester and were favoured in having the Dean as a guide to the treasures of the Cathedral. After luncheon at the George Hotel, the party drove to the Hospital of St. Cross which was described by the Secretary. Visits were also paid to the School and County Hall.

NEWBURY FIELD CLUB.-On August 28th, the Members made an excursion to West Shefford, Lambourn, White Horse Hill, the Blowing Stone and the Seven Barrows.

Berks Archæological and Architectural

Society.

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
FOR THE YEAR 1895.

THE record of our Society for the past year, so far as Anti

quarian research is concerned, has neither been uneventful nor uninteresting. But on its Architectural side we have again to lament that the Society has accomplished but little, nor have we been able to render any material assistance in contributing to the restoration of Churches and ancient Monuments within the boundaries of the County.

NOTABLE OCCURRENCES OF THE YEAR.

Among the notable occurrences of the year we may mention (1) the presentation to the town by Arthur Hill, Esq., of a fac simile copy of the famous Bayeux tapestry executed by the Leek Embroidery Society. This is not only a triumph of skilful needlework but at valuable addition to the Historic treasures of our Town. (2) We have also to mention a very interesting discovery in Ashampstead Church of some mural paintings, probably of the XIV. century. These have been judiciously preserved through the care of the present Vicar, Rev. V. Moyle. (3) A County Society for the Preservation of Open Spaces was formed in April, 1895. The objects of this Society being so nearly akin to our own received our warmest sympathy, and permission was given to hold their meetings at our Offices in the Abbey Gateway. (4) The old Pewter plate, formerly used in the Corporation banquets, was discovered during the past year in the cellars of the Town Hall, and being excellent specimens of old pewterers' work, it is now preserved in the Museum. (5) A valuable acquisition to the topographical knowledge of ancient Reading has been made, by an accurate plan of the Abbey precincts executed by Dr. Hurry.

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