Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 10, Munslow Hundred (Part), the Liberty and Borough of Wenlock. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1998.

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'Note on abbreviations', in A History of the County of Shropshire: Volume 10, Munslow Hundred (Part), the Liberty and Borough of Wenlock, (London, 1998) pp. xxi-xxiii. British History Online [accessed 20 April 2024]


Among the abbreviations and short titles used the following may require elucidation:

Ag. Hist. Eng. Agrarian History of England and Wales, i-vi, viii, ed. H. P. R. Finberg and J. Thirsk (1967-91)
Agric. H.R. Agricultural History Review
Alum. Cantab. J. and J. A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses (1922-54)
Alum. Oxon. J. Foster, Alumni Oxonienses (1887-92)
Arch. Jnl. Archaeological Journal
B.A.A. Birmingham Archidiocesan Archives
B.L. British Library, London
B.M. British Museum, London
B.R.L. Birmingham Central Library, Reference Library Archives Department
Bk. of Fees Book of Fees (H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
Bodl. Bodleian Library, Oxford
Bull. Inst. Hist. Res. Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
Burke, Land. Gent. J. and J. B. Burke and others, Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary [later History] of the Landed Gentry (1843-1972)
Burke, Peerage J. Burke and others, General [later Genealogical] and Heraldic Dictionary [later History] of the Peerage (1826-1975)
Bye-Gones Bye-Gones relating to Wales and the Border Counties (1871-1940)
C.S. Cantilupe Society
Cal. Chart. R. Calendar of the Charter Rolls (H.M.S.O. 1903-27)
Cal. Close Calendar of the Close Rolls (H.M.S.O. 1892-1963)
Cal. Inq. Misc. Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) (H.M.S.O. 1916-69)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem (H.M.S.O. 1904-in progress)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of the Patent Rolls (H.M.S.O. 1891-in progress)
Camd. 3rd [etc.] ser. R.H.S., Camden 3rd [etc.] series
Camd. Soc. Camden Society
Camden, Brit. W. Camden, Britannia
Cart. Sax. ed. Birch Cartularium Saxonicum, ed. W. de G. Birch (1885-99)
Census Census report (printed)
Ch. Cal. Dioc. Heref. Church Calendar and Clergy List for the Diocese of Hereford
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III (H.M.S.O. 1902-75)
Complete Peerage G. E. C[okayne] and others, Complete Peerage (2nd edn. 1910-59)
Compton Census, ed. Whiteman Compton Census of 1676: a critical edition, ed. A. Whiteman (British Academy Records of Social and Economic History, N.S. x, 1986)
Cranage D. H. S. Cranage, An Architectural Account of the Churches of Shropshire (Wellington; 2 vols. 1901 and 1912, published in 10 parts 1894-1912). Cited by part number.
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography (1885-in progress)
Dict. Welsh Biog. Dictionary of Welsh Biography down to 1940 (Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion; 1959 edn.)
E.H.R. English Historical Review
E.P.N.S. English Place-Name Society
Econ. H.R. Economic History Review
Eng. P.N. Elements A. H. Smith, English Place-Name Elements (E.P.N.S. 1970)
Eyton R. W. Eyton, Antiquities of Shropshire (1854-60)
G.E.C. Baronetage G. E. C[okayne], Complete Baronetage (1900-9)
Gent. Mag. Gentleman's Magazine (1731-1867)
H.L.R.O. House of Lords Record Office, Westminster
H.W.R.O.(H.) Hereford and Worcester Record Office (Hereford)
H.W.R.O.(W.) Hereford and Worcester Record Office (Worcester)
Heref. D. & C. mun. Hereford Dean and Chapter Muniments
Hist. Parl., Commons The History of Parliament: The House of Commons (History of Parliament Trust, 1964-in progress)
Hist. Research Historical Research: The Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research
I.G.M.T. Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Inq. Non. (Rec. Com.) Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii, ed. G. Vanderzee (Record Commission, 1807)
Jnl. Brit. Arch. Assoc. Journal of the British Archaeological Association
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
L.J. Journals of the House of Lords
Leland, Itin. ed. Toulmin Smith Itinerary of John Leland, ed. L. Toulmin Smith (1906-8)
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
M.U.L. John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Med. Arch. Medieval Archaeology
Mont. Colln. Montgomeryshire Collections: Journal of the Powysland Club
N.L.W. National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
N.M.R. R.C.H.M.E., National Monuments Record Centre, Swindon
O.N.S. Office of National Statistics
O.S. Ordnance Survey
O.S. Area Bk. O.S. Book of Reference to the Plan of the Parish of . . .
Orders of Q. Sess. Abstract of the Orders made by the Court of Quarter Sessions, ed. R. L1. Kenyon and Sir Offley Wakeman (Shropshire County Records nos. 2-5, 7, 9, 11-17 [Shrewsbury, 1901-16])
P.N. Salop. M. Gelling with H. D. G. Foxall, Place-Names of Shropshire (1990-in progress)
P.R.O. Public Record Office, Kew. See pp. xvii-xviii
P.R.S. Pipe Roll Society
Pevsner, Salop. N. Pevsner, Shropshire (The Buildings of England, 1958)
Pipe R. Pipe Rolls
Q. Sess. Rolls Full List and Partial Abstract of . . . the Quarter Sessions Rolls, 1696-1820, ed. L. J. Lee and R. G. Venables (Shropshire County Records nos. 6, 10 [Shrewsbury, 1901-5]
R.C.H.M.E. Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
R.H.S. Royal Historical Society
R.O. Record Office
Rot. Hund. (Rec. Com.) Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III et Edw. I, ed. W. Illingworth and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1812-18)
S.C.C. Shropshire (formerly Salop) County Council
S.C.C. Mins. Shropshire [formerly Salop] County Council Reports and Minutes
S.M.R. Shropshire Sites and Monuments Record, S.C.C. Environment Department. Information cited by primary record number prefixed with SA
S.P.L. Local Studies Library, Shrewsbury (formerly Shrewsbury Public Library; in 1995 amalgamated with S.R.O. to form Shropshire Records and Research Centre)
S.P.R. Shropshire Parish Registers (Shropshire Parish Register Society, incorporated in the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society)
S.R.O. Shropshire Record Office (in 1995 amalgamated with S.P.L. to form Shropshire Records and Research Centre). See pp. xix-xx
SA See above, S.M.R.
Salop. Agric. Returns, 1905 Board of Agriculture Returns for Shropshire 1905, copy in possession of editor, V.C.H. Salop.
Salop. N. & Q. Shropshire Notes & Queries (1884-1942)
Salop. (R.E.E.D.) Shropshire, ed. J. A. B. Somerset (Records of Early English Drama, 1994)
Stat. Instr. Statutory Instrument(s)
T.C.S.V.F.C. Transactions of the Caradoc and Severn Valley Field Club
T.S.A.S. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Tax. Eccl. (Rec Com.) Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae auctoritate P. Nicholai IV, circa A.D. 1291, ed. T. Astle, S. Ayscough and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1802)
Trinder, Ind. Rev. Salop. B. Trinder, The Industrial Revolution in Shropshire (1981)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
Visit. Salop. 1623 Visitation of Shropshire, taken in the Year 1623 (Harleian Society, xxviii-xxix, 1889)
W.A.A. Archives of the Archbishop of Westminster
W.B.R. Wenlock borough records
W.S.L. William Salt Library, Stafford
Woolhope Trans. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club
Yr. Bk. Year Book