Editorial note

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A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 13, South-West Wiltshire: Chalke and Dunworth Hundreds. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1987.

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The present volume has been prepared, like the thirteen earlier volumes of the Victoria History of Wiltshire, under the supervision of the Wiltshire Victoria County History Committee. The origin and early constitution of that Committee are described in the Editorial Note to Volume VII, the first to be published, and the new arrangements introduced in 1975 are outlined in the Editorial Note to Volume XL Once again, the University of London has pleasure in thanking the Committee for its collaboration in the enterprise and in thanking the Local Authorities, namely the Wiltshire County Council, the Thamesdown Borough Council, and the District Councils of Kennet, Salisbury, North Wiltshire, and West Wiltshire, for their financial support of the Committee's work.

Thanks are also offered to the large number of people who have helped in the compilation of the volume by granting access to documents and buildings in their ownership or care, by providing information, or by giving advice. Most of them are named in the footnotes to the articles with which they helped and a few in the preamble to the List of Illustrations. Special mention must be made of the assistance given by the County Archivist (Mr. K. H. Rogers) and his staff, of the wide-ranging information and access to documents given by Mr. R. J. R. Arundell, and of help in a variety of ways afforded by the Hon. Mrs. J. I. Morrison.

The General Introduction to the Victoria History, published in 1970, gives an outline of the structure and aims of the series as a whole, with an account of its origins and progress.