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A celebration of architecture

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'A celebration of architecture. An illustrated history of the evolution of the County Architects Department in Surrey', by Henry Chetwynd-Stapylton. (Published by Property Services Department, Surrey County Council).  Price £3.50, p&p extra
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Craftsman’s Art and Music’s Measure

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Craftsman's art and music's measure : music and worship in All Saints' Parish Church, Kingston upon Thames through five centuries, by David Robinson.  Price £3.95, p&p extra
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Dennis Specialist Vehicles pamphlets

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The Archives of Dennis Specialist Vehicles.  A summary list of the Dennis Specialist Vehicles records.  (Surrey Record Office, 1995) The Dennis Ace Fire Engine.  (Surrey Record Office, 1995) The Dennis Light 6 Fire Engine.  (Surrey Record Office, 1995) Price £4, p&p extra
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Guildford shops and shopping, 1740-1850

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'Guildford shops and shopping, 1740-1850'.  Published by Guildford Muniment Room and Guildford Museum (1989).    Price £2.99, p&p extra
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In the Shadow of the Great War: Surrey 1914-1922

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In the Shadow of the Great War: Surrey 1914-1922 Edited by Kirsty Bennett, Imogen Middleton, Michael Page and Juliet Warren The History Press, 2019 ISBN 9780750993067 Paperback 208 pages. £14.99, p&p extra
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Putney and Roehampton in 1665

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'Putney and Roehampton in 1665: A Street Directory and Guide', by Dorian Gerhold (2007). Published by Wandsworth Historical Society and Roehampton University.  Price £9.50, p&p extra This book is based on a comprehensive house-by-house list of Putney and Roehampton’s inhabitants in 1665 (a hearth tax return).  It combines this with the plentiful evidence from Nicholas Lane’s map of 1636 and parish and other records to provide a more detailed picture of the parish and its people - both rich and poor - than is possible for any other period before the nineteenth century.  It describes the people, how they earned their livings and how they were housed, and examines the impact of the metropolis, the Thames and the plague of 1665 on the community. A street directory links the people and their homes to contemporary and modern maps. This book will be of interest to all historians of later Stuart England and of London.
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Royal Surrey through the ages, by Rob Poulton

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Produced by Surrey County Archaeological Unit for Surrey Heritage and Surrey County Council 20pp, 44 illustrations.  Price £5, p&p extra
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XL. The 1263 Surrey Eyre edited with an introduction by Susan Stewart, 2006.

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The Eyre, a judicial visitation by centrally appointed justices, was one of the chief instruments through which royal power was brought to bear in the localities and through which the people of the shires hope to find satisfaction and justice in their complaints and grievances against their neighbours and local officers. The 1263 Eyre, the third to be published by the Society, followed Henry III's reassertion of royal authority after the crisis that had erupted in 1258. The records of the Eyre, covering both civil and criminal pleas, throw considerable light on the life and government of the county and on crime and criminal justice in the middle ages. In her introduction, the editor pays particular attention to the role of women in the Eyre, as evidence for their legal and social status. Price £15 (Special price of £2 to Surrey Record Society members. Join here).  P&p extra
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XLI. Surrey Gaol and Session House, 1791-1824 ed. Christopher Chalklin, 2009

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In 1790, the Surrey justices determined to build a new county gaol and session house in Horsemonger Lane in Newington. Between 1791 and 1824, a group of trustees appointed from the justices, oversaw the construction of the new prison, session house and house of correction and the repayment of the mortgages of the county rates to cover cost. The new gaol opened in 1798, the house of correction in 1800. This volume includes a calendar of the two minute books and the account book of the trustees; together they are a rare survival in the detail they provide of the construction, furnishing and financing of a major public building of this period. Price £10 (Special price of £2 to Surrey Record Society members. Join here).  P&p extra
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XLIV. Warriors at Home, 1940-1942: Three Surrey Diarists, edited by Patricia and Robert Malcolmson, 2012

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World War II made a massive impact on life in Surrey. The diaries of Helen Lloyd of Albury and Viola Bawtree and Leonard Adamson of Sutton show its effects not only on the three diarists but on residents of rural and urban Surrey, including those, mainly from London, who found themselves in the county through a variety of voluntary and involuntary circumstances. Helen Lloyd's and Leonard Adamson's diaries also show the massive commitment of civilians in response to the demands of wartime, Helen Lloyd as Centre Organiser for Women's Voluntary Services in Guildford Rural District and Leonard Adamson as Air Raid Precautions Post Warden in Belmont. The diaries bring to life the impact of rationing, refugees, evacuees and, above all, the threat and actuality of bombing but also the reactions of the diarists and their friends, neighbours and relations to the challenging time in which they lived. Price £25 (Free to Surrey Record Society members. Join here).  P&p extra
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XLV. Royal Justice in Surrey, 1258-1269 ed. Susan Stewart, 2013

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Free to Surrey Record Society members. Price to non-members £25. The Eyre 'de terris datis' of 1268 was established in order to restore peace and rehabilitate those who had been implicated in the political disorder which had convulsed England up to and beyond Simon de Montfort's defeat at Evesham in 1265. The record of this eyre along with the Forest Regard Roll of c.1258 and the Forest Eyre roll of 1269 complement and extend the insights into the history of Surrey in the later years of Henry III provided by the Society's recent publications of 'The 1258-9 Special Eyre of Surrey and Kent' and 'The 1263 Surrey Eyre'. They throw considerable light on life in Surrey in an age of political tension and turmoil. In each case a transcription of the Latin of the original document is followed by a full English translation.
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XLV. Royal Justice in Surrey, 1258-1269, edited by Susan Stewart, 2013

£25.00
The Eyre 'de terris datis' of 1268 was established in order to restore peace and rehabilitate those who had been implicated in the political disorder which had convulsed England up to and beyond Simon de Montfort's defeat at Evesham in 1265. The record of this eyre along with the Forest Regard Roll of c.1258 and the Forest Eyre roll of 1269 complement and extend the insights into the history of Surrey in the later years of Henry III provided by the Society's recent publications of 'The 1258-9 Special Eyre of Surrey and Kent' and 'The 1263 Surrey Eyre'. They throw considerable light on life in Surrey in an age of political tension and turmoil. In each case a transcription of the Latin of the original document is followed by a full English translation. Price £25 (Free to Surrey Record Society members. Join here).  P&p extra
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XLVI. The Accounts for the Manor of Esher in the Winchester Pipe Rolls, 1235-1376 ed. David Stone, 2017

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Free to Surrey Record Society members. Price to non-members £30. The Winchester Pipe Rolls are the most famous series of estate accounts that survive for medieval England, particularly because of their early start date and astonishing level of detail. In the early 1230s, the bishopric of Winchester bought the Surrey manor of Esher and the accounts for the manor in the Pipe Rolls record a prodigious amount of information about the development and management of the manor and the lives of the people who lived and worked there. The accounts reveal how this elite landscape was laid out and its agricultural resources exploited and also provide glimpses of the fortunes of the local peasantry through a period of climate change, periodic famine, livestock disease and, notoriously, the Black Death. The volume contains annotated translations of forty-four of Esher's surviving accounts, supported by a comprehensive introduction and statistical analysis by Dr Stone, a specialist in the history of medieval agriculture.
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XLVI. The Accounts for the Manor of Esher in the Winchester Pipe Rolls, 1235-1376, edited by David Stone, 2017

£30.00
The Winchester Pipe Rolls are the most famous series of estate accounts that survive for medieval England, particularly because of their early start date and astonishing level of detail. In the early 1230s, the bishopric of Winchester bought the Surrey manor of Esher and the accounts for the manor in the Pipe Rolls record a prodigious amount of information about the development and management of the manor and the lives of the people who lived and worked there. The accounts reveal how this elite landscape was laid out and its agricultural resources exploited and also provide glimpses of the fortunes of the local peasantry through a period of climate change, periodic famine, livestock disease and, notoriously, the Black Death. The volume contains annotated translations of forty-four of Esher's surviving accounts, supported by a comprehensive introduction and statistical analysis by Dr Stone, a specialist in the history of medieval agriculture. Price £30 (Free to Surrey Record Society members. Join here).  P&p extra
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XXIX. Ashley House (Walton-on-Thames) Building Accounts 1602-7, edited by M E Blackman, 1977

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Ashley House, later Ashley Park, in Walton on Thames, was built by Lady Jane Berkeley in 1602-5 and stood, although altered, until around 1925. Lady Berkeley's servant Richard Mason kept a detailed set of accounts recording its erection and later minor building works. These accounts allow a valuable insight into the local building industry, sources of supplies, rates of pay of workmen and quantities of materials required. Price £3.50 (Free to Surrey Record Society members. Join here).  P&p extra
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Surrey Record Society, Vol XXXI. The 1235 Surrey Eyre. Part I Introduction and Biographia, edited by C A F Meekings and prepared for press by D Crook, 1979

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Price £10 (Special price of £2 to Surrey Record Society members. Join here) (See XXXVII for Special Offer).  P&p extra
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