The Editors desire particularly to express their thanks to Mr. C. E.
Keyser, M.A., F.S.A., for permission to make a selection from his valuable
collection of photographs of Berkshire churches for reproduction in this
volume and for reading the proofs of Aldermaston and the neighbourhood;
to the Rev. J. E. Field, M.A., for his unfailing assistance with notes and
information as to the parishes in the Hundreds of Moreton and Reading;
to Lady Wantage for leave to examine the deeds relating to the manors
owned by her, and to Col. Carter, her agent, for giving access to them;
to Sir Gilbert A. Clayton East, Bart., for valuable notes regarding the
parish of Hurley; and to the Rev. Canon Lovett-Cameron, M.A., for
like assistance for the parish of Stratfield Mortimer.
They also wish to thank the following for reading the proofs of the
accounts of the parishes of which they have special knowledge, and thus
adding much to the accuracy of the work, viz.: Lord Desborough,
Sir Edward A. Barry, Bart., Col. Sir Douglas Dawson, G.C.V.O., C.M.G.,
Sir Henry J. Vansittart-Neale, K.C.B., J.P., the Rev. Canon Dalton,
K.C.V.O., C.M.G., M.A., F.S.A., Captain de Bathe, J. Herbert Benyon,
the Rev. W. O. Clinton, M.A., Admiral Cochrane, Mr. C. A. Ferard,
M.A., J.P., Major Darby Griffith, J.P., the Rev. G. H. Gwilliam, B.D.,
Mr. Jamieson B. Hurry, M.A., M.D., Captain G. A. Kempthorne,
R.A.M.C., Mr. G. E. Miles, Mr. W. Morris, Mr. Robertson, the Rev.
Herbert Salwey, M.A., Mr. W. J. Scott, M.B., Miss A. M. Sharp, Miss D.
Vanderstegen, and Sir George Young, Bart., M.A., LL.D. The following
have also helped with notes and information: Sir Lancelot AubreyFletcher, Bart., Sir James R. A. Clarke, C.B., Lady Mary Bevan, Col. F. G.
Barker, the Rev. A. A. Bull, B.A., Mr. Llewellyn Bullock, the Rev.
Edmund Broome, M.A., Mr. Bernard Collins, Mrs. Cordes, Mrs.
Vaughan Davies, Mr. John A. Gibbs, Captain Godsal, Mr.O.E.D'Avigdor
Goldsmid, D.L., Mr. G. Wood, Bursar of Pembroke College, Oxford,
the Rev. A. J. P. Shepherd, M.A., the late Col. H. M. Skrine, Mr. Basil
G. O. Smith, the Rev. F. H. Varley, M.A., Dr. Herbert Watney, M.A.,
M.D., F.R.C.P., the Town Clerk of Windsor and Miss Blanche Wroughton.
Thanks are also tendered to the Society of Antiquaries, Col. F. G.
Barker, Mr. J. Herbert Benyon, the Editor and Proprietors of Country Life
(for plans of Windsor Castle and photograph of Ockwells Manor), Sir
W. H. St. John Hope, M.A., Litt.D., D.C.L. (for plans of Windsor
Castle), Mr. Jamieson B. Hurry, M.A., M.D., and Mr. C. P. MacCarthy
for the use of photographs and plans.
The Editors also desire to acknowledge the assistance of Miss Marjory
Hollings, Miss Olive M. Moger, Miss Dorothy L. Powell and Miss Alice
Raven for their supervision of much of the research work; and to Mr.
Laurence Davies, Miss Jenny Wylie and others for the drawings for the
References will be found to the Cherry MSS. or Cherry "Bercherienses Prosapiae," which form a collection of MSS. in three volumes
arranged for publication in 1851 by the Rev. Henry Curtis Cherry, M.A.,
Rector of Burghfield, but never printed. The volumes are now in the
possession of the proprietor of the Victoria History of the Counties of
Since the account of Wargrave was printed, the church there was
unfortunately burnt down, and the tower only remains.