A Bibliography of Local History for Abingdon


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Salvage excavations on the site of the lay cemetery of Abingdon Abbey. Parrington M. Oxoniensia 1976 Vol 41 p86

Sampling a profile of town soil accumulation: 57 St Helen`s (sic) Street, Abingdon. Wilson R. Thomas R. Oxoniensia 1979 Vol 44 p26

The sand and gravel resources of the country around Abingdon, Oxfordshire : description of parts of 1:25000 sheets SU 49, 59 and Sp 40, 50. Corser, C. E. (1978). London, H.M.S.O.

Saxon features at Abingdon. Avery, M. and D. Brown. Oxoniensia 1972 Vol 37 p66 (Also offprint)

The Seals of Abingdon Abbey in two cartularies of Abingdon Abbey, ed Lambrick GM , Slade CF, 2 vols. Oxford Historical Society, ns, xxxii-xxxiii, 1990-2

Scenes from Abingdon history : [Programme &c. of a pageant]. Baker, A. C. (1924). [Abingdon],.

Second thoughts, or, Observations upon Lord Abingdon's Thoughts on the letter of Edmund Burke, Esq. to the Sheriffs of Bristol. Chalmers, G. (1777). London, Printed for T. Cadell.

Selections from the municipal records of the Borough of Abingdon, from A.D.1555 to A.D.1897. Challenor, B. and Abingdon (1898). Abingdon, W.H.Hooke.

Selections from the records of the Borough of Abingdon AD 1555 to AD 1897. Challenor B. William H Hooke, Market Place, Abingdon, 1898.

Serious thoughts on the trial of Mr. Barnard. With a state of conduct of the D**** of M****, and the magistrate. And some particulars not before published, relating to an incident at Byefleet, which ... may lead to a discovery of the real author of the letters. Barnard, W. (1758). London, printed for J. Coot.

A sermon preach'd at St Helen's in Abingdon April 2d 1726, on the occasion of opening an organ: and a sermon preach'd before the University of Oxford ... May 15th 1726. By Joseph Stockwell. Stockwell, J. (1727). Oxford, printed at the Theatre for Sam. Wilmot; and are to be sold by Messieurs Knapton R. Knaplock D. Midwinter J. Wyat [and 5 others in London].

A sermon preach'd at the assizes holden at Abingdon, in the County of Berks, July 14. 1713. ... By William Reeves. Reeves, W. (1713). Oxford, printed by Leonard Lichfield for Benjamin Shirley in Reading: and are to be sold by John Morphew London.

A sermon preach'd at the funeral of Mr. Benjamin Tomkins, of Abingdon, who departed this life May the 1st, in the 68th year of his age. By Peter Belbin. Belbin, P. (1732). London, printed for Aaron Ward.

A sermon, occasioned by the death of the rev. D. Turner, ... By John Evans. Evans, J. (1798). Oxford, sold by Hanwell and Parker (late Fletcher and co.) sold also by W. Watts and W. Lance Abingdon; and Knott London.

A sermon, occasioned by the death of the Rev. Mr. Joseph Stennett, ... who died May 22, 1769, ... Preached at Coat, June 4, 1769. By Daniel Turner. Turner, D. (1769). Abingdon, printed and sold by J. Stacey; also sold by J. Buckland and J. Johnson London; and by J. Robinson Southwark.

A Service of thanksgiving for the life of May Stephenson Haythornwhite, (1910-1985) : Wednesday, 15th May, 1985 at 12.00 noon. Haythornwhite, M. S. and Parish Church of St. Helen (Abingdon) (1985). [s.l.], [s.n.].

Settlement patterns in the Oxford region : excavations at the Abingdon causewayed enclosure and other sites. Whittle, A. W. R., H. J. Case, et al. (1982). Oxford ; London, Department of Antiquities Ashmolean Museum : Council for British Archaeology.

A short bibliography of Abingdon in the county of Berks. Richardson, W. H. (1902). London, Henry Froude. OUP.[s.n.]. NB: extracts from this bibliography are included in this bibliography and are shown here in italic, rendered for the most part word for word.

A Short History of Abingdon by John. G. Davis. Abingdon (W.H. Hooke). 1894. 12mo.

A short view of the possibility and advantages of draining, dividing and enclosing Otmoor: with some proposals submitted to the consideration of the Right Honourable the Earl of Abingdon, and the other proprietors. By Alexander Croke, Esq. Croke, A. (1787). London, printed in the year.

The shrine of st. Birinus, Dorchester abbey. Dorchester Oxon abbey (1964). (Abingdon),.

Sir George Bowyer Q.C., M.P., Knight of Malta (1810-1883). Heffernan, D. A. (1983). [Abingdon] ([36, The Holt, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 2DR])], [[D.A. Heffernan] ].

Sir John Mason, 1503-1566. Hurd, D. G. E. (1975). [Abingdon], [Abbey Press (Oxon)].

Sir Thomas Fairefax facing Oxford : And our Horse skirmishing within musket-shot of the towne, the enemie forced into Oxford. Also 70 and odde prisoners taken, and sent to Abingdon ... Also the names of the Commissioners chosen to treat upon articles for the surrender of Newark. Fairfax 3rd, B. (1646). London, E. Purstow.

Skeletons in the factory. Taylor, J. (1974). [London, s.n.

Small excavations in Abingdon 1973. Parrington M. Oxoniesia 1974 Vol 39 p 34. Two small excavations - one in East St Helen Street, the other in West St Helen Street.

Soils of the Wantage and Abingdon district (sheet 253). Jarvis, M. G. (1973). Harpenden (Rothamsted Experimental Station), Soil Survey of Great Britain (England and Wales).

Some early surveys from the Abbey of Abingdon. English History Review Vol 44, 1929  pp 618-625. Douglas D.C. 

Some notes on the domestic architecture of Abingdon, Berkshire. Spokes, P. S. (1960). Berkshire Archaelogical Journal Vol 58-61 1960/64

'Something' : Culham college rag magazine. Culham training college (1963). (Abingdon),.

A song on a bugle blown : more adventures of an ordinary man. Willis, D. (1983). Cumnor, Kenton.

Sources for Abingdon Historians Smith J. Journal Oxfordshire Family Historian Vol 17 No 1 April 2003 page 20.

The speculum ecclesie of St. Edmund of Abingdon: a critical study of the text, with edition. Forshaw Helena, P. (1965).

Speech of the Earl of Abingdon on His Lordship's motion for postponing the further consideration of the question for the abolition of the slave trade : with some strictures on the speech of the Bishop of St. David's. Abingdon, W. B. and o. London Institution former (1793). London, Printed for Debrett and Sewel.

A speech, intended to be spoken by the Earl of Abingdon, at the meeting convened by the sheriff, for the nomination of proper gentlemen to represent the county of Oxford in Parliament. Abingdon, W. B. (1796). [Oxford,.

Sport for all : 11th conference of local sports councils in the Southern Region, Old Gaol Arts & Sports Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Friday 29th October 1976. Sports Council Southern, R. and C. Sport for all (1976). Reading, S.C.(S.R.O.).

St Austyn of Abyndon. The  Myrrour of the Chyrche, a Devoute Treatise, translated by R. Copland, prynter, with his petycyon and Lenvoy. Copland R. London. 1521, sm. 4to, black letter, printed by Wynken de Worde. Another edition, 1526.

St Edmund of Abingdon. Crozier, J. (1982). London, Catholic Truth Society.

St. Edmund of Abingdon. Friends of Abingdon (1962). [Abingdon],.

St. Edmund of Abingdon : consecrated Archbishop of Canterbury, April 2nd, 1234. Emden, A. B. (1934).

St. Edmund of Abingdon's meditations before the canonical hours. Mary Philomena, S. H. C. J. (1964).

St. Edmund of Abingdon: a study in hagiography and history. C. H. Lawrence. Clarendon, Oxford, 1960.

St. Helen's Church. Cox, M. (1982). [s.l.], [s.n.].

St. Matthew's, Harwell. Fletcher, J. M. and P. S. Spokes (1963). (Abingdon).

St Nicholas, Abingdon, and other papers. Oxford 1929. Preston A.E.

St. Nicolas church Abingdon : a short history. Abingdon st. Nicolas (1960). [Abingdon],.

The reconstruction of the medieval landscape: the estates of Abingdon Abbey. Landscape History i (1979) p59

The states-men of Abingdon. A full answer to the true letter, written by the body politick of that corporation, on the occasion of their late election of Mr. Harcourt. The whole letter at large being herein recited. (1702). [London], Printed and sold by the booksellers.

The story of Abingdon, part one. Cox, M. (1986). [s.l.], [s.n.].

The story of Abingdon : Part II Medieval Abingdon 1186-1556. Cox, M. (1992). Abingdon, Leach.

The story of early & medieval Abingdon, compiled from various sources. Rev Conway, John Placid. London, Burns & Oats, Orchard Street W and Abingdon H Hughes, Market Place. Printed by Mawson, Swan and Morgan, Grey Street, 1885

The story of the First Berkshire (Abingdon) battalion, Home guard by ourselves. Home Guard 1st Berks. batt (1945). (Manch)

The Surviving architecture of Abingdon Abbey. Archaeol Jnl lxvii (1910) pp371-3 Hope WH St J

Sutton Courtenay : the history of a Thames-side village. Fletcher, J., J. M. Cook, et al. (1990). Abingdon, Delle Fletcher.

Sutton Courtenay and Abingdon Abbey.  Preston 1919. BBOAJ xxv (1919-20) p 23 and 94.

Sweet and hopeful: the story of Abingdon Baptist Church. Hambleton  M.G. Abingdon Baptist Church, 2000.

The taking of Gateshead Hill and the blocking of Newcastle, also, the defeat of the Oxford forces near Abingdon and particulars of the victory at Burton. (1851). Also London. 1644. 4to.

Taxatio Ecclesiastica, Angliae et Walliae, auctoritate P, Nicholai IV, circa A.D. 1921. London. Fol, 1802. (Abingdon Abbey, Churches and the Hospital of St John).

Tedd/Tedds family history review. (1986). Abingdon,.

The Thames. Mitton Miss, G. E. and M. Menpes (1906). London, A. & C. Black.

The Thames Valley and Oxford : Hampton Court, Windsor, Maidenhead, Henley, Reading, Abingdon, Oxford. Hammond Reginald, J. W. and E. Lowther Kenneth (1980). London, Ward Lock.

The Thames Valley and Oxford : Hampton Court, Windsor, Maidenhead, Henley, Reading, Abingdon, Oxford. Hammond, R. J. W. and K. E. Lowther (1980). London, Ward Lock.

Thirteenth-century Islamic enamelled glass found in medieval Abingdon. Wenzel, M. (1984).
Eight fragments of a glass beaker with enamel and gilt decoration were found during an excavation in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The beaker was obviously 13th century Islamic work, and a combination of several distinctive decorative elements serve to date it rather closely to the first years of the Mamluk period, circa 1250, and to suggest an Egyptian rather than Syrian provenance. It is notable that most of the other medieval Islamic glass finds in England share features of the decorative manner of the horseman group, and it seems that this type might have been favoured by importers.-from Author

Thoughts on the letter of Edmund Burke, Esq; to the sheriffs of Bristol, on the affairs of America. By the Earl of Abingdon. Abingdon, W. B. (1777). Oxford, printed for W. Jackson: sold by J. Almon and J. Bew London; and by the booksellers of Bristol Bath and Cambridge.

To the freeholders of Oxfordshire. Abingdon, M. (1831). Banbury, Bloxham printer.

To the freeholders of the county of Oxford. Abingdon, M. (1830). Oxford, J. Faulkner printer ...

To the independent freeholders of Oxfordshire. Abingdon, M. (1831). Oxford, W. King printer ...

To the worthy independent freemen of the city of Oxford. : Gentlemen, having had the honour to be publickly nominated and approved of at a very full council and meeting of the freemen, as a proper person to represent you in the ensuing Parliament, I cannot help expressing my surprize at hearing a fresh nomination has been made, without my being acquainted therewith. Craven, W. (1768). Oxford], [s.n.

The towns of Berkshire ( historical-survey). Astill, G. and J. Haslam (1984).
The archaeological contribution to the discussion about urban revival in southern England between the 8th and 10th centuries has consisted almost exclusively of the identification and characterization of two types of site. There is a fundamental problem of what happened to the economy between the decline of the redistributive economy linking coastal trading sites such as Hamwih with inland (frequently royal) redistributive centres and the later market economy based on the burhs of the 880s. It is suggested that an element of continuity may have been provided by lower-order central places, which must have been required by both systems, although these may not have reached fully urban status. They appear to have originated in association with royal estates, and as time went on also in association with settlements of ecclesiastical and lay lords. This theme is examined in relation to Berkshire which, compared with the other counties of Wessex, emerged comparatively late, having been disputed territory between the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia, and being peripheral to both. Defences, street patterns and other archaeological and topographic features are examined in relation to the towns of Faringdon, Wantage, Kintbury, Lamborn, Thatcham, Cookham, Reading, Wallingford, Abingdon, Old Windsor and Newbury.-T.H.Elkins

Trade industry and domestic activity at the old clothing factory site, Abingdon. Wilson R. Oxoniensia Vol 54 p287 1989

Travel times : Abingdon. Oxfordshire (England). Department of Planning and Property Services (1987). Oxford, Department of Planning & Property Services Public Transport Section Oxfordshire County Council.

Treasure of Salisbury : the life and death of St. Edmund of Abingdon. Plaxton, C. A. (1980). Abingdon, The Abbey Press.

Treasure of Salisbury: the life and death of St Edmund of Abingdon. Plaxton, C. A. (1971). Abingdon, Abbey Press (Berks.).

Triolets and epigrams. Couldrey, O. J. (1948). Abingdon,.

A true copy of the poll taken at the election for a Member to serve in Parliament, for the borough of Abingdon, Berks. On Wednesday, March the 16th, 1768. To which is added, a summary of material facts. Relative to the said election. Abingdon (England) (1768). [Abingdon?,.

The two angry women of Abingdon. Porter, H. (1911). [London], Issued for subscribers by the editor of the Tudor facsimile texts.

Two Cartularies of Abingdon Abbey. Slade, C. F., G. Lambrick, et al. (1992). Oxford, Oxford Historical Society.

Two cartularies of Abingdon Abbey. Slade, C. F., G. Lambrick, et al. (1990). Oxford, Oxford Historical Society.

Two centuries young : Abingdon Congregational Church, 1700-1900. Stevens, J. (1900). London, J. Tamblyn.

Tyler's family provision. Tyler, E. L. G. and R. D. Oughton (1997). London, Butterworths.

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce and Manufacture. 3 vols. By Peter Barfoot and John Wilkes. london. 1793. 8vo. Vol. II. pp.10-14.

Unicorn Theatre Abingdon : the first ten years. Abingdon Unicorn, T. (1962).

Upper Thames Valley today : from Cirencester and the source of the Thames in the west to Wallingford in the east : from Witney in the North to Swindon and Wantage in the South. Knights, H. (1985). Abingdon on Thames, H. Knights.

The Verney Deeds. Papers now lodged with Abingdon Town Council. Not strictly part of this bibliography but useful for research concerning the Abbey and the Blacknall family, the purchasers of the dissolved Abbey site.

Verse from Cowley. Sparks, K. (1957). Abingdon, Berkshire, The Abbey Press.

Verses over fifty years. Couldrey, O. J. (1959). Abingdon, Berkshire, Abbey Press.

Visitation of Berks, 1532, by Thomas Benolt, Clarenceux, ed by Oswald Barron. Exeter (Pollard). 1898. 8vo.

Visitation of Berks, 1566, by William Harvey, Clarenceux, ed by W.C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. Exeter (Pollard). 1885. 8vo. (Contains confirmation of arms to the Borough of Abingdon).

Visitation of Berks, 1664-6, by Elias Ashmole, Windsor Herald, ed by W.C. Metcalfe, F.S.A. Exeter (Pollard). 1882. 8vo.

Waite's guide book for Abingdon & district. Published by S Waite, printer, Stert Street. Undated - probably 19th century.

Walking together. Micklem, A. F. and N. Micklem (1969). Abingdon, Abbey P.

The Wantage tramway: a history of the first tramway to adopt mechanical traction. Higgins, S. H. P. (1958). Abingdon, Abbey Press.

Waste Court Excavations 1997, Abingdon School, Oxfordshire: final report of the excavation. Evans R.T.J. Excell P.P. Abingdon School.

Waste Court House & Lacies Couty - miscellaneous finds 1997-1998 Evans R. Excell P. Hullis S. Abingdon School 1999.

West Oxford Labour news. Oxford West and Abingdon Labour Party. (1984). Abingdon,.

What's on in the Thames & Chilterns. Thames and Chilterns Tourist Board. and J. Kean (1974). Abingdon,.

Where to go in the Thames and Chilterns. Thames and Chilterns Tourist Board. (1978). Abingdon,.

Whereas on the 15th of July last, two pointers were stolen from my court-yard in the night time, and from thence conveyed to Watford, Herts, by two fellows procured from London, and instructed in the method of accomplishing that wicked design by a person living in this town. Tomkins, B. (1768). [Oxford?,.

Who wants Willy Wells? Bell, G. (1966). Worlds Work,.

Widowhood in a market town : Abingdon, 1540-1720. Todd, B. H. and University of Oxford. Faculty of Modern History. (1983).

Winchester Scholars. A list (which contains the names of many boys from Abingdon) of the Wardens, Fellows and Scholars of St Mary College of Winchester, commonly called Winchester College (1832-1887), by Thomas Frederick Kirby, M.A. Bursar. London and Winchester. 1888. 8vo.

Wonderful Britain - its highways byways and historic places. Hammerton J.A. p 499 and others. Fleetway House. Date unknown.

Woman & rococo in France : seen through the life and works of a contemporary, Charles-Pinot Duclos. Toth, K. and R. Abingdon (1931). London, G.G. Harrap.

WomensWork : five new plays from the Women's Project. Miles, J. and P. Women's (1989). New York, N.Y., Applause Theatre Books.

Workhouse - Abingdon. - http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Abingdon Peter Higginbothom's web page describes in great detail the old workhouse that was by the Oxford Road.

WRVS action. Women's Royal Voluntary Service (1996). Abingdon, Public Relations Department WRVS Head Office.

Young people in Abingdon : a profile of 14 and 15 year olds today. Atkinson Richard, W. B. and J. Francis Leslie (1987). Abingdon, Culham Educational Foundation.

Zur Sprache des Abingdon Chartulars. Langer, F. (1904).


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