An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire, Volume 2, North. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.
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ROYAL COMMISSION ON THE ANCIENT AND HISTORICAL MONUMENTS AND CONSTRUCTIONS OF ENGLAND.
REPORT TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
We, the undersigned Commissioners, appointed to make an Inventory of the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions connected with or illustrative of the contemporary culture, civilization and conditions of life of the people in England, excluding Monmouthshire, from the earliest times to the year 1700, and to specify those which seem most worthy of preservation, humbly submit to Your Majesty the following Third Interim Report on the work of the Commission since its appointment.
2. We desire in the first place to submit to Your Majesty our humble thanks for the renewed encouragement given to the work of the Commission by the gracious words which accompanied Your Majesty's acceptance of our Inventory of South Buckinghamshire.
3. The subject of the present Report is the Northern half of the County of Buckingham, which contains 126 parishes and 1,222 monuments as compared with 102 parishes and 1,535 monuments in the Southern half.
4. We append to the Report a list (Schedule A) of the Ancient and Historical Monuments and Constructions in this portion of Buckinghamshire which may be reasonably accredited to a date anterior to 1700.
6. The Inventory of North Buckinghamshire, which concludes our Review of the County, is preceded by an Historical Summary dealing with Buckinghamshire as a whole, for which the Commission is principally indebted to Mr. W. Page, F.S.A., one of the Assistant Commissioners; and by a Sectional Preface confined to the Monuments of the Northern half of the County which is the work of our investigators.
8. We desire to call special attention to the assistance given to the work of the Commission by the members of the Buckinghamshire Archæological Society, who have revised and checked our lists of Monuments in the County.
(2) To Mr. C. R. Peers, M.A., F.S.A., Official Inspector of Ancient Monuments under Your Majesty's Office of Works, Secretary to the Society of Antiquaries, and an Assistant Commissioner, who has served as a member both of the Ecclesiastical and Secular Sub-Commissions, and has himself visited the principal Ecclesiastical and Secular Monuments recorded in our Inventory.
(9) To Mr. H. E. Luxmoore, M.A., for his assistance in preparing the account of the Church and College of the Blessed Mary of Eton, both for the purposes of the Inventory of South Buckinghamshire and the Historical Summary in this volume.
11. We desire further to express our acknowledgment of the good work accomplished by our executive staff in the persons of Mr. J. Murray Kendall, Mr. J. W. Bloe, Mr. C. C. Durston, Mr. W. Byde Liebert; and to Miss G. Duncan, Miss E. M. Keate, and Miss M. V. Taylor.
12. The work in London under the supervision of Mr. Philip Norman, LL. D., F.S.A., and Mr. Walter Godfrey has proceeded steadily during the year, and during the winter a portion of it has been checked and prepared for publication by the Staff of the Commission.
14. We have once more to record our unanimous acknowledgment of the high services rendered to the Commission by our Secretary, Mr. George Herbert Duckworth, whose energy, ability and resourcefulness have never failed us in his ever increasing responsibilities.