Note on abbreviations

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A History of the County of Warwick: Volume 8, the City of Coventry and Borough of Warwick. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1969.

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In general the first citation of a source in each article or section gives all necessary particulars, but the following are always cited in an abbreviated form:

Bailiffs' Accts. Warws. Abstracts of the Bailiffs' Accounts of Monastic and Other Estates in the County of Warwick . . . translated . . . by W. B. Bickley (Dugdale Society Publications, vol. ii)
B.R.L. Birmingham Reference Library
Black Bk. The Black Book of Warwick, transcribed and edited by Thomas Kemp (Warwick, 1898)
Bk. of John Fisher The Book of John Fisher, Town Clerk and Deputy Recorder of Warwick, 1580-88, transcribed and edited by Thomas Kemp (Warick, n.d.)
Bradford, Survey (1748-9) A Plan of the City of Coventry, Surveyed in 1748 and 1749, by Samuel Bradford. Engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, 1750
Char. Com. Charity Commission
C.J. Journals of the House of Commons
C.L. (Coventry) City Libraries
C.R.O. (Coventry) City Record Office
Dugdale, Warws. Sir William Dugdale, The Antiquities of Warwickshire . . . revised . . . by William Thomas (1730)
G.R.O. General Register Office
Hilton, Ministers' Accts. Ministers' Accounts of the Warwickshire Estates of the Duke of Clarence, 1479-80, transcribed and edited by R. H. Hilton . . . (Dugdale Society Publications, vol. xxi)
H.C. House of Commons
H.L. House of Lords
Leet Bk. The Coventry Leet Book . . . 1420-1555, transcribed and edited by M. D. Harris (Early English Text Society, 1907-13)
1711 map Map of the Priory Estate, Warwick, 1711: W.R.O., CR 217
1788 map 'A Plan of the Borough of Warwick and of estates . . . belonging to . . . George Greville . . . Earl of Warwick, 1788': Castle MSS.
1851 map O.S. 1/500 (1851), Local Board of Health Plan of Warwick: Borough Surveyor's Office, Warwick (photostat in W.R.O.)
Mun. Handbk. City of Coventry, Municipal Handbook
'My Church' Album of newspaper articles relating to various Coventry churches and chapels (undated, but c. 1937), in Coventry City Libraries (Coventry and Warwickshire Collection)
Notices Chs. Warws. [W. Staunton and M. H. Bloxam] Notices of the Churches of Warwickshire: Deanery of Warwick. Published in 14 parts (1844-58) under the superintendence of the Architectural Committee of the Warwickshire Natural History and Archaeological Society.
P.N. Warws. (E.P.N.S.) J. E. B. Gover and others, The Place-Names of Warwickshire (English Place- Name Society, vol. xiii, 1936)
Poole, Cov. Benjamin Poole, Coventry: Its History and Antiquities (1870)
P.C.C. Prerogative Court of Canterbury
28th Rep. Com. Char. Further Report of the Commissioners appointed . . . to continue the Inquiries concerning Charities in England and Wales, H.C. 606 (1834), xxii
Rep. Hand-Loom Weavers' Com. Reports from Assistant Hand-Loom Weavers' Commissioners, part IV: Report . . . on the Midland Districts of England [217], H.C. (1840), xxiv
Rows Rol John Rows, A Pictorial History of the Earls of Warwick, ed. W. Courthope
S.B.L. Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust Library, Stratford-upon-Avon
Sharp, Cov. Thomas Sharp, Illustrative Papers on the History and Antiquities of the City of Coventry . . . with corrections, additions, and a brief memoir of the author, by W. G. Fretton (1871)
Smith, Cov. Frederick Smith, Coventry: Six Hundred Years of Municipal Life (1946)
Styles, Corp. Warw. P. Styles, 'The Corporation of Warwick, 1660-1835', T.B.A.S. lix. 9-122.
Styles, Ministers' Accts. Ministers' Accounts of St. Mary's, Warwick, transcribed and edited by Dorothy Styles (Dugdale Society Publications (in the press))
T.B.A.S. Birmingham and Midland Institute: Birmingham Archaeological Society, Transactions and Proceedings
Warws. (1817) Warwickshire: a Concise Topographical Description of the . . . Towns and Villages . . . From the . . . Work of Sir William Dugdale and other Later Authorities (Coventry, 1817)
Warws. Ft. of Fines, i, ii, iii Warwickshire Feet of Fines, 1195-1284, 1284-1345, 1345-1509 (Dugdale Society Publications, vols. xi, xv, xviii)
Worcs. Rec. Off. Worcestershire Record Office
W.R.O. Warwickshire Record Office