Note on abbreviations

A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 17, Calne. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 2002.

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. "Note on abbreviations", in A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 17, Calne, (London, 2002) xvii-xxii. British History Online, accessed May 21, 2024,

. "Note on abbreviations", A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 17, Calne, (London, 2002). xvii-xxii. British History Online. Web. 21 May 2024,


Among the abbreviations and short titles used are the following:

Abbrev. Plac. Placitorum Abbreviatio, ed. W. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1811)
Abbrev. Rot. Orig. Rotulorum Originalium in Curia Scaccarii Abbreviatio (Record Commission, 1805)
Acct. of Wilts. Schs. An Account of Schools for the Children of the Labouring Classes in the County of Wiltshire, H.C. 27 (1859 Sess. 1), xxi (2)
Acts of P.C. Acts of the Privy Council of England (H.M.S.O. 1890-1964)
Alum. Cantab. Alumni Cantabrigienses, ed. J. and J. A. Venn
Alum. Oxon. Alumni Oxonienses, ed. J. Foster
archd. Wilts. archidiaconal court of Wiltshire
Aubrey, Nat. Hist. Wilts. ed. Britton John Aubrey, Natural History of Wiltshire, ed. John Britton (London, 1847)
Aubrey, Topog. Colln. ed. Jackson The Topographical Collections of John Aubrey, ed. J. E. Jackson (Devizes, 1862)
B.L. British Library
Add. Ch. Additional Charter
Add. MS. Additional Manuscript
Cott. Ch. Cottonian Charter
Harl. Ch. Harleian Charter
Maps Map Library
Bk. of Fees The Book of Fees (H.M.S.O. 1920-31)
Bowood Mun. Bowood House Muniments
Bull. Inst. Arch. Bulletin of the Institute of Archaeology
Burke, Commoners J. Burke and others, A History of the Commoners (London, 1833-8)
Burke, Ext. & Dorm. Peerages J. Burke and others, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages
Burke, Land. Gent. J. Burke and others, Landed Gentry
Burke, Peerage J. Burke and others, A Dictionary of the Peerage
Cal. Chart. R. Calendar of the Charter Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1903-27)
Cal. Close Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1892-1963)
Cal. Feet of F. Wilts. 1195-1272, ed. Fry A Calendar of the Feet of Fines relating to Wiltshire, 1195-1272, ed. E. A. Fry (Devizes, 1930)
Cal. Fine R. Calendar of the Fine Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1911-62)
Cal. Inq. Misc. Calendar of Inquisitions Miscellaneous (Chancery) preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1916-68)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1904-95)
Cal. Inq. p.m. Hen. VII Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, Henry VII (H.M.S.O. 1898-1955)
Cal. Papal Reg. Calendar of Papal Registers: Papal Letters (H.M.S.O. and Irish Manuscripts Commission, 1893-1998)
Cal. Pat. Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1891-1986)
Cal. S.P. Dom. Calendar of State Papers, Domestic Series (H.M.S.O. 1856-1972)
Calamy Revised, ed. Matthews Calamy Revised: being a Revision of Edmund Calamy's Account of the Ministers and others Ejected and Silenced, 1660-2, by A. G. Matthews (1934)
Cat. Anct. D. Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1890-1915)
Ch. Com. Church Commissioners
Char. Com. Charity Commission
Close R. Close Rolls of the Reign of Henry III preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1902-75)
Cod. Dipl. ed. Kemble Codex Diplomaticus Aevi Saxonici, ed. J. M. Kemble (London, 1839-48)
Complete Peerage G. E. C[ockayne] and others, The Complete Peerage (2nd edn. 1910-59)
Compton Census The Compton Census of 1676: a critical edition, ed. A. Whiteman (British Academy Records of Social and Economic History, N.S. x)
Crockford Crockford's Clerical Directory
Cur. Reg. R. Curia Regis Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1922-91)
D. & C. Sar. Mun. Muniments of the dean and chapter of Salisbury
D.N.B. Dictionary of National Biography
Dept. of Environment Department of the Environment
Dept. of Nat. Heritage Department of National Heritage
Dugdale, Mon. W. Dugdale, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley and others (1817-30)
Educ. Enq. Abstract Abstract of Returns relative to the State of Education in England, H.C. 62 (1835), xliii
Educ. of Poor Digest Digest of Returns to the Select Committee on the Education of the Poor, H.C. 224 (1819), ix (2)
Endowed Char. Wilts. Endowed Charities of Wiltshire, H.C. 273 (1908), lxxx (northern division)
Feud. Aids Inquisitions and Assessments relating to Feudal Aids preserved in the Public Record Office (H.M.S.O. 1899-1920)
First Pembroke Survey, ed. Straton Survey of the Lands of William, First Earl of Pembroke, ed. C. R. Straton (Roxburghe Club, 1909)
G.E.C. Baronetage G. E. C[ockayne], Complete Baronetage (1900-9)
G.P.L., Treas. Solicitor Government Property Lawyers, records of the Treasury Solicitor, Taunton
Geneal. The Genealogist (1877-1919)
Geol. Surv. Geological Survey
Gesta Stephani Gesta Stephani Regis Anglorum, ed. R. Howlett (Rolls Series, 1886)
H.C. House of Commons
H.M.S.O. Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office
Harl. Soc. Harleian Society
Harrod's Dir. J. G. Harrod & Co.'s Postal and Commercial Directory
Heath's Dir. Calne Heath's Calne Almanack and Directory
Hist. MSS. Com. Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts
Hist. Parl. The History of Parliament
Inq. Non. Nonarum Inquisitiones in Curia Scaccarii, ed. G. Vandersee (Record Commission, 1807)
Kelly's Dir. Kelly's Directory (formerly Post Office Directory)
L.J. Journals of the House of Lords
L. & P. Hen. VIII Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII (H.M.S.O. 1864-1932)
Land Util. Surv. Land Utilisation Survey
Le Neve, Fasti J. Le Neve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae (revised edition issued by the Institute of Historical Research)
Lewis, Topog. Dict. Eng. S. Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of England
Lond. Gaz. London Gazette
Longleat Mun. Longleat House Muniments
MS. Manuscript
Medieval Arch. Medieval Archaeology
N. & Q. Notes and Queries
N.S. New Series
Nat. Mon. Rec. National Monuments Record of English Heritage
Nat. Soc. Inquiry, 1846-7 Result of the Returns made to the General Inquiry made by the National Society, 1846-7 (1849)
Nightingale, Wilts. Plate J. E. Nightingale, The Church Plate of Wiltshire (Salisbury, 1891)
O.S. Ordnance Survey
Orig. Rec. ed. G. L. Turner Original Records of Early Nonconformity under Persecution and Indulgence, ed. G. L. Turner (1911-14)
P.N. Wilts. (E.P.N.S.) J. E. B. Gover, A. Mawer, and F. M. Stenton, Place-Names of Wiltshire (English Place-Name Society, xvi)
P.R.O. Public Record Office (see above, p. xvi)
P.R.S. Pipe Roll Society
Pevsner, Wilts. (2nd edn.) N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wiltshire, revised by B. Cherry (1975)
Phillipps, Wilts. Inst. Institutiones Clericorum in Comitatu Wiltoniae, ed. Sir Thomas Phillipps (priv. print. 1825)
Pigot, Nat. Com. Dir. Pigot & Co., National Commercial Directory
Pigot, New Com. Dir. Pigot & Co., New Commercial Directory
Pipe R. Soc. Pipe Roll Society
Poor Law Abstract, 1804; 1818 Abstract of Answers and Returns relative to the Expense and Maintenance of the Poor, H.C. 175 (1804), i; H.C. 82 (1818), xix
Poor Law Com. 1st Rep. First Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales, H.C. 500 (1835), xxxv
Poor Law Com. 2nd Rep. Second Annual Report of the Poor Law Commissioners for England and Wales, H.C. 595 (1836), xxix (1)
Poor Rate Returns, 1816-21 Poor Rate Returns, 1816-21, H.C. 556, Supplementary Appendix (1822), v
Poor Rate Returns, 1822-4 Poor Rate Returns, 1822-4, H.C. 334, Supplementary Appendix (1825), iv
Poor Rate Returns, 1825-9 Poor Rate Returns, 1825-9, H.C. 83 (1830-1), xi
Poor Rate Returns, 1830-4 Poor Rate Returns, 1830-4, H.C. 444 (1835), xlvii
Princ. Regy. Fam. Div. Principal Registry of the Family Division of the High Court of Justice
R.A.F. Royal Air Force
R.O. Record Office
Rec. Com. Record Commission
Red Bk. Exch. The Red Book of the Exchequer, ed. H. Hall (Rolls Series, 1896)
Reg. Ghent Registrum Simonis de Gandavo, Diocesis Saresbiriensis, ed. C. T. Flower and M. C. B. Dawes (Canterbury and York Society, 1934)
Reg. Hallum The Register of Robert Hallum, Bishop of Salisbury, ed. J. Horn (Canterbury and York Society, 1982)
Reg. Malm. Registrum Malmesburiense, ed. J. S. Brewer and C. T. Martin (Rolls Series, 1879-80)
Reg. Martival The Registers of Roger Martival, Bishop of Salisbury, ed. K. Edwards and others (Canterbury and York Society, 1959-75)
Reg. Regum Anglo-Norm. Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, 1066-1154, ed. H. W. C. Davis and others (1913-69)
Reg. St. Osmund Vetus Registrum Sarisberiense alias Dictum Registrum Sancti Osmund Episcopi, ed. W. H. R. Jones (Rolls Series, 1883-4)
Reg. Waltham The Register of John Waltham, Bishop of Salisbury, ed. T. C. B. Timmins (Canterbury and York Society, 1994)
Rep. Com. Eccl. Revenues Report of the Commissioners appointed to Inquire into the Ecclesiastical Revenues of England and Wales [67], H.C. (1835), xxii
Return of Non-Provided Schs. Return of Schools Recognised as Voluntary Public Elementary Schools, H.C. 178-xxxi (1906), lxxxviii
Return of Public Elem. Schs. Return of Public Elementary Schools, 1875-6 [C. 1882], H.C. (1877), lxvii
Returns relating to Elem. Educ. Returns relating to Elementary Education, H.C. 201 (1871), lv
Rot. Chart. Rotuli Chartarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1837)
Rot. Hund. Rotuli Hundredorum temp. Hen. III & Edw. I, ed. W. Illingworth (Record Commission, 1812-18)
Rot. Litt. Claus. Rotuli Litterarum Clausarum in Turri Londinensi asservati, ed. T. D. Hardy (Record Commission, 1833-44)
Rot. Parl. Rotuli Parliamentorum [1783]
Sar. Chart. and Doc. Charters and Documents illustrating the History of the Cathedral, City, and Diocese of Salisbury, in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, etc. ed. W. Dunn Macray (Rolls Series, 1891)
Sar. Dioc. Almanack The Sarum Almanack and Diocesan Kalendar
Sar. Dioc. Dir. The Sarum Diocesan Directory
Sar. Dioc. Gaz. Salisbury Diocesan Gazette
Soane's Mus. Sir John Soane's Museum, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
TS. Typescript
Tax. Eccl. Taxatio Ecclesiastica Angliae et Walliae auctoritate P. Nicholai IV circa A.D. 1291, ed. T. Astle, S. Ayscough, and J. Caley (Record Commission, 1802)
V.C.H. Victoria County History
val. valuation
Valor Eccl. Valor Ecclesiasticus temp. Hen. VIII, ed. J. Caley and J. Hunter (Record Commission, 1810-34)
W.A.M. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine
W.A.S. (Libr.) Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (Library in Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Long Street, Devizes)
W.N. & Q. Wiltshire Notes and Queries (Devizes, 1896-1917)
W.R.O. Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office
Principal classes used:
A Quarter Sessions records
B Petty Sessions records
D Salisbury Diocesan records
EA Enclosure Awards
F County Council records
G Records of Rural District, Borough, and other councils
L Delegated and presented public records
W.R.S. Wiltshire Record Society (formerly Records Branch of W.A.S.)
Walker Revised, ed. Matthews Walker Revised: being a Revision of John Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy during the Grand Rebellion, 1642-60, ed. A. G. Matthews
Walters, Wilts. Bells H. B. Walters, The Church Bells of Wiltshire (Devizes, 1927-9)
Wilts. Bldgs. Rec. Wiltshire Buildings Record, in the local studies library of Wiltshire county council, Trowbridge
Wilts. Cuttings Volumes of newspaper and other cuttings in W.A.S. Libr.
Wilts. Gaz. Wiltshire Gazette
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1242-1326 Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem in the reigns of Henry III, Edward I, and Edward II, 1242-1326, ed. E. A. Fry (Index Library, xxxvii)
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1327-77 Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem in the reign of Edward III, 1327-77, ed. Ethel Stokes (Index Library, xlviii)
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1625-49 Abstracts of Wiltshire Inquisitiones post mortem in the reign of Charles I, 1625-49, ed. G. S. and E. A. Fry (Index Library, xxiii)
Wilts. Q. Sess. Rec. ed. Cunnington Records of the County of Wiltshire from the Quarter Sessions Rolls of the 17th century, ed. B. H. Cunnington (Devizes, 1932)


the interior of Christchurch, Derry Hill, looking east, in 2001