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John Parker reminded the members that the increased subscription of 108. had been the means of placing the Society in a much healthier financial position. He then gave a report of the literary working of the Society, and announced the papers which would appear in the forthcoming RECORDS, which would be of exceptional interest.
Mr. Cocks made a few remarks upon the pile-dwelling which had been discovered at Hedsor-the only one known to exist in ihe South of England, and mentioned that it was interesting as being of a later date than others that had been found. Last autumn, whilst making excavations, those in charge of the work were completely flooded out, and Sir John Evans, in his character as President of the Society of Antiquaries, had promised them a steam-pump, but his (Mr. Cocks's) application was sent too late in the season, so they would have to wait till another year, The pile-dwelling had existed for many centuries, and one year would not make much difference. They might, however, discover that there was not only one dwelling, but many, covering some acres of ground. They had found remains of bones and curious objects cut out of oak, objects altogether new to Bucks. The Chetwode barrow which had been opened was somewhat disappointing, as it yielded nothing but a negative result. A windmill had stood upon the barrow, the foundations of wbich had been removed, and disclosed the largest amount of wood ashes he had ever seen in an aborigioal burial spot, but no bones were found. Referring to the Museum, he thought it was not a credit to the county, to the Society, or to himself, Only recently a gentleman bad offered to present them with a collection of shells and minerals, but when he saw the place where they would have to be deposited he would not leave them, but withheld his intended gift. If they could get more cases the prospects of the Museum would be greatly improved,
The following were elected members of the Society :-Mr. and Mrs. Walter Baily, Terrier's Green, Wycombe; the Rev. J. W. W. Bootb, Prestwood Vicarage; Mr. Charles Pigott, Brook House, Aylesbury; the Rev. C. 0. Phipps, Aylesbury Vicarage ; the Rev. W. B. Banting, Little Brickhill Vicarage ; Mr. Thomas Hedges, Heywood House, Stewkley ; and i he Venerable the Archdeacon of Buckingham, Taplow.
Votes of thanks were passed to the Chairman and to Mr. Williams for organising the excursion.
After the Annual Meeting, some delay was occasioned by the conveyances not being in readiness, and, unfortunately, the intended visit to the three Brickhill Churches had to be abandoned, this was the more to be regretted as Mr. Banting, the Vicar of Little Brickhill, had prepared a paper to be read ou the history and architecture of his church. A drive was consequently taken direct to Leighton Buzzard, and a visit was paid to the fine parish church of All Saints. Those of the members and their friends who bad to catch the train at Aylesbury on the Wycombe branch line could only, in a cursory manner, view the churcb, the remainder were able to inspect it at their leisure, and also to examine Dr. Lawford's collection of antiquities.
The members and their friends were met at the church by Dr. Lawford, Mr. D. Pettit, Mr. Richmond, and other gentlemen, who pointed out its principal features. The elaborate iron work of the west door was first examined, and excited much interest. It is supposed to have been made about the year 1290, by Master Thomas de Lightone, who is also credited with having made the iron screen for Queen Eleanor's tomb in Westminster Abbey. It is in an excellent state of preservation, and was evidently the work of no mean craftsman. Upon ontering the church, Dr. Lawford made a few introductory remarks, after which Mr, Richmond read some extracts from a paper he had prepared.
He said the first authentic record they bad of Leighton was in “Domes.
The party, after an inspection of the principal objects to which attention had been called, proceeded to Dr. Lawford's residence, where they were entertained to tea in his garden, and afforded an opportunity of viewing his collection of Anglo-Saxon coins, ancient pottery, and other objects found in the immediate neighbourhood. Mr. H. Pettit also exhibited a very interesting collection of old coins and poliery, some of the coins being of very early date and excellent specimens.
The thanks of the members having been given to Dr. Lawford for his kindly reception and entertainment, the proceedings of the Society conoluded.
PAGE Amersham Churchwarden's Ac
counts (Rev. F. G. Lee, D.D.,
43 Annual Excursions—to Upton and
Langley, 75; to Windsor, 213 ;
etc., 468; to Woburn Abbey 570 Aston Clinton Church( Proceedings) 468 Alterations and Additions to the
Charter of Chepping Wycombe
523 Bibliography of John Mason (Mr.
J. L. Myres, B.A., F.S.A.) 40 Burnham Hundred, Account of
Subscriptions to present to
King Charles II. (The Editor) 71 Beaconstield, State Papers relating
to (Rev.W. H. Summers) 97
in 1792 (Mr. George
231 Bickersteth, Dr., Dean of Lichfield,
Obituary Notice of (Mr. R.
156 Buckinghamshire Churches (Dr. F G. Lee)
169 Brass of Roger Dynham (Mr. A. H. Cocks, M. A.).
263 Bucks, South, Local Words of (Mr. A. Ú. Cocks).
61 Vocabulary, Further Contribution to (Mr. A. H. Cocks)
284 Church Plate of (Mr. J. L. Myres)
413 Barrow at Chet wode, Exploration of (Mr. A. H. Cocks)
462 Buckingham, Earldom of (Mr. John Parker, F.S.A.)
485 Burgess, Captain Boughey, Obitu:
ary Notice of (Mr. W. A.
568 Bridge, Tobias, Award of, in Dis
putes at High Wycombe (Rev.
PAGE Churchwarden's Accounts, Amer. sham (Dr. F. G. Lee)
43 Church Plate of Bucks (Notes by Mr. J. L. Myres)
136, 413 Concerning Certain Buckingham
shire Churcbes (Dr. F. G.
169 Cowper and Newton (Mr. Henry Gough)
196 "Church Bells of Buckingham
shire,” Notices of (Mr. A. H.
Cocks), 261; (The Editor) 558 Chesterfield, Earl of, and Dukes of
Wharton (Rev. R. H. Pigott) 247 Celibacy of the Clergy, and Mis.
senden Chartulary (Mr. J.
314 Christiavity in Bucks, Origin and
First Growth of (Rev. T. Wil-
343 Chetwode, Exploration of a Large
Barrow at (Mr. A. H. Cocks) 462 Cromwell's Charter, High Wy.
combe (Rev. W. H. Summers) 511 Civil Marriages during the Com.
monwealth (Mr. Arthur
531 Crendon Caput of the Giffards (Mr. J. Parker)
494, 499, 503 Cocks, Mr. A.'H., M.A., on Local
Words of South Bucks 61
236 Description of the Brass of Roger Dynham
262 A Further Contribution to
wards a Buckinghamshire
462 A Palimpsest Brass at Mid. dle Claydon
529 The Romano-British Pile
Dwelling at Hedsor 538 Clear, Mr. Arthur, on Civil Mar
riages during the Common-
Chesterfield (Rev. R. H.
ing to High Wycombe (Rev. W.
Part II. 430
Excursion to Lillingstones, Dayrell,
and Lovell, and Annual
Lee), 176; (Proceedings) 473
Account of Subscriptions
the Hundred of Burnham 71
Gibbs, 159; of Sir Harry
Ivinghoe Church (Proceedings) 472
W. H. St. John Hope). 550
Memories of," Review (The
F.S.A., on some Mural Paint-
Churches, Mural Paintings in
(Mr. Charles E. Keyser) . 215
(Mr. James Rutland), 229, 465 ;
History and Antiquities of Water
Stratford (Mr. J. L. Myres)
America,” Review (by The
Mysticism and Millenarianism in
England (Mr J. L Myres) 22
tle Horwood and Padbury (Mr.
field in 1792 (Mr. George
bacy of the Clergy (Mr. J.
Chalfonts" (Review by the
the_Hughenden Effigies (Mr.
Newton of Olney and his Wife 189
John Mason, Po and
Wife, the Removal and Rein-
'in Bucks (Rev. T. Williams) 313
75; for 1892, 163; for 1893,
Paper Mills in Bucks (Rev. W. H.
Churches. Mural Paintings in
Leicester (Mr. J. Norris) 381
dom in England and the
Dukes of Wharton and Earl of
Montforts, the Welles-
World called America” (The
ences to (Mr. J. Parker). 488
Hedsor” (Mr. A. H. Cocks) 538
Recent Discovery at Hedsor 229, 465
Stantonbury Church (Mr. J. L.
Charles II. from Hundred of
field, etc. (Rev. W.
H. Summers) 97