The HHA Archive was first set up in 1984, five years after the formation of the HHA. The Archive includes books, original and transcribed documents on local history, maps, photographs, and artefacts all relating closely to Hungerford and the immediate surrounding area.
One aim of the Hungerford Virtual Museum has been to make these records more easily accessible on-line. They are made available for local historians for their personal research, and are not for publication or other reproduction. Work is ongoing to extend the list of material available on-line.
Please note: wherever appropriate, we try to add links to archive documents and other references under the appropriate article of the Virtual Museum. The list below includes only those items that do not have links in the appropriate articles elsewhere on this website. We recommend that you look at relevant articles first. If you are not successful then look at the list below.
Hungerford Original Documents and Transcriptions:
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- Bastardy Papers for Hungerford 1712-1815 - see Caring for the Poor
- Censuses - see Population and Censuses
- Charity Commissioners Scheme setting up Town & Manor of Hungerford Charity, 1908 - see Town & Manor Today
- Hungerford & Ramsbury Union Guardians' Minutes 1835-1840 - see Workhouses
- Land Tax - for Charnham Street Tithing 1780, 1781 and 1815 - see Charnham Street
- Norman Hidden Index of Hungerford Names (an alphabetical list of names and references from the 13th-18th century)
- Overseers of the Poor Accounts, 1725-26 - see Caring for the Poor
- Poor Rate, 1704 - see Caring for the Poor
- Town and Manor Archives - photographs and press cuttings
- 1200-1800 - Norman Hidden Index of Hungerford Names
- 1248-1888 - Law-suits connected with Hungerford
- 1404-1417 - Register of John Chandler
- 1470-1676 - Duchy of Lancaster Rentals & Surveys
- 1522 - Muster Rolls
- 1650-1760 - Probate Inventories
- 1676-1836 - Quit Rents
- 1704 - Poor Rate - see Caring for the Poor
- 1712-1815 - Bastardy Papers for Hungerford - see Caring for the Poor
- 1725-1726 - Overseers of the Poor Accounts - see Caring for the Poor
- 1780-1815 - Land Tax - for Charnham Street Tithing - see Charnham Street
- 1801 on - Censuses - see Censuses & Population
- 1821-1972 Trustees' Minute Books 1821-1972
- 1835-1840 - Hungerford & Ramsbury Union Guardians' Minutes - see Workhouses
- 1908 - Charity Commissioners Scheme setting up Town & Manor of Hungerford Charity, 1908 - see Town & Manor Today
- Miscellaneous documents and transcriptions - see Miscellaneous Documents
- Parish Magazine extracts - see Parish Magazine
- Parish Registers - see Parish Registers
- Reading Mercury Extracts - see Reading Mercury Extracts
- Royal Charters - see Royal Charters
- Trade Directories - see Trade Directories
- Wills - see Wills
The Alphabetical Index of the Archives:
Archaeological dig in The Croft, 1996 - see under Archeological Digs
"A Man of Hungerford" – the Memories of Jack Williams [N77a]; See also: "73 Not Out! - A Man of Hungerford" – Jack Williams [N77]
Accommodation Register - Federation of Family History Societies [S3]
Agricutural History Review Vol 54, Part 1, 2006. [S52]
Allen, John - Miscellaneous notes: File 1 [J101]; File 2 [J102]; File 3 [J105]; [J107]
Amateur Dramatics 1932 & 1933 [B45]
Antiques in Hungerford [A19]
Archaeology of the Berkshire Downs by Julian Richards [R3]
Archaeology in Berkshire - 1991 & 1992 [B26]
Aspects of the Early History of Hungerford, Norman Hidden, 2009 [P]
Balsdon Manor - Historical Notes 1870-71 by Newbury Field Club
Bastions of Berkshire - Pillboxes in World War II - see under Pillboxes & Hedgehogs
Berkshire Record Office - Catalogue of Hungerford Borough Records
Berkshire Record Office - Catalogue of Hungerford Parish Records (D/P 71)
Buildings - How to record old buildings
Battles of Newbury [A67]
Bedwyns, The – Bedwyn History Society [R2]
Bellmans Day, Sat 2nd June 2007, celebrating Robin Tubb's 50 years as Bellman [N42]
Benham Valence - Norsk Data Brochure [S71]
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Archaeological Journal: Apr 1908 [S15]; Oct 1909 [S16]; Jan 1910 [S17]; Autumn 1924 [S18]
Berkshire Archaeological Journal: 1950 & 1951 [S19]; 1994-1997 [R11]
Berkshire – the Buildings of England, Pevsner 1966-75 [P]
Berkshire Family History Society Journal, June 2006 [S24]
Berkshire Local History Association [A15]
Berkshire Quiz Book by Suzanne Battle [R35]
Berkshire Records Office
- Information and Catalogue of Parish Records [A59]
- Sources for Geneology in the B.R.O. , 1979 [S99]
Berkshire Record Society
- Vol 1: Correspondence of the Foundling Hospital Inspectors in Berkshire 1757-68 by Gillian Clark [R21]
- Vol 2: Berkshire Glebe Terriers, 1634 by Ian Mortimer [R22]
- Vol 3: Berkshire Overseers' Papers, 1654-1834 by Peter Durrant [R23]
- Vol 4: Berkshire Probate Accounts 1583-1712 by Ian Mortimer. [R24]
- Vol 5: Enclosure in Berkshire 1485-1885 by Ross Wordie [R25]
- Vol 6: Reading Gild Accounts – 1357-1516 by Cecil Slade Part 1 [R26]
- Vol 7: Reading Gild Accounts – 1357-1516 by Cecil Slade Part 2 [R27]
- Vol 8: Newbury - Kendrick Workhouse Records 1627-1641 [R28]
- Vol 9: Berkshire Non-Conformist Meeting House Registrations, 1689-1852 Part I [R29]
- Vol 10: Berkshire Non-Conformist Meeting House Registrations, 1689-1852 Part 2 [R30]
Bicycling 1874 - A Textbook for Early Riders [uncatalogued]
Bill heads, business letter headings, bags etc [L]
"Birds and Plants of Freemen's Marsh 1970-74" by Richard & Margery Frankum [S97]
"Birds and Plants of Hungerford Common 1980-84" by Richard Frankum [S98]
Brandon Colliery, 1856-1960, History of, by Laurie Moran, 1988 [R46]
British Local History - Dillon's University Bookshop [S47]
Building Societies [B44]
Chestnut Walk residential home - information brochure c2000
Calendar of Ancient Deeds Vols 1-6 [E18]
Care & Compassion – Margaret Railton [S68]
Cartulary of St Frideswide [S81]
- "The Story of CHAIN 1977 to 2010", by Ron Rowland [N96]
Church Wardens [B20]
- Burial Ground - proposals for new ground at Atherton Crescent & St. Saviour's [A39]
- Denford, Holy Trinity, inc Baptisms 1832-1920 [B15]
- Churches & Schools Group - Betty Clark [A22]
- Hymn Books and similar:
- Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised (from St John's Mission, Hungerford) [K]
- Hymns and Choruses of the Church Army (from St John's Mission, Hungerford) [K]
- 100 Hymns for Today (from St Lawrence Church, Hungerford) [K]
- Come and Praise – BBC Radio for Schools (from Hungerford Ecumenical Sunday School) [K]
- Congregational Church Baptisms 1806-37 by Sylvia Evans [A35]
- St. Saviour's - general [B10]
- Wesleyan Chapel Burial Ground, 1842-1876 [A27]
- Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Baptisms 1837- 1903 [A36] + [M4]
- Wesleyan Chapel Deeds [A27]
Convicts sent from Berks to New South Wales in 1831 [D]
Countryside, Change in, 1700-1900. Course notes by Julie Shuttleworth, 1992-93 ??
Craven Country - Story of Hamstead Marshall by Penelope Stokes [R12]
Deeds and Documents of 17th-19th century - how to read them, BRO, 1984
Davis (Jim), Letters from N. Hidden 1982-84 [A26]
Various records and notes [K]
- Deeds - 24 High Street (Paul Good) [E43]
- 33 High Street "Wilton House" (kindly presented by Jonathan Welfare, 2013)
- 26-27 Park Street [E16]
- Wesleyan Chapel, Church St [A27]
Dictionary of Campanology by David W. Struckett [R36]
Dictionary of Historical Terms [S111]
- Denton, 2009; 2010 [Bookshelf]
- Thompson 2010 [Bookshelf]
Discovering Parish Boundaries, Angus Winchester 1990 [P]
Discovering the Bath Road, by Margaret Baker, 1968 [Newton Collection]
Domesday Book - John Morris [R42]
Eddington: Deeds and documents relating to a messuage in Eddington, and Mrs M A Hofland. (No record of donor to HHA, autumn 2018)
Covering letter from Mary A Hofland at The Laurels, Eddington, 11 April >1900 to John King at Folly Farm states “The deeds herewith relate to the Eddington property but were too ancient to be necessary for the conveyance. As they are now of no interest to me, I am sending on to you…”
• 30 Sep 1697: Frances Boulding (of Eddington) to Charles Hamblen (of North Denford, Kintbury) – sale of two acres of land.
• 1 Oct 1697: Boulding and Hamblen to Noase and Rolass
• 1 Oct 1697: Boulding and Day – Counterpart of Release.
• 1735: Will of Charles Hamblem (individual legacies of one shilling, two acres in Eddington – Tubbs)
• 16 Dec 1738: Hamblen. Land in Eddington
• 30 Dec 1795: Sir Walter James James, Bart to John Dibley – lease for one year.
• 30 Dec 1795: Sir Walter James James, Bart to John Dibley – lease for one year.
• 31 Dec 1795: Sir Walter James James, Bart to John Dibley – release
• 31 Dec 1795: Sir Walter James James, Bart to John Dibley - release
• 23 Jun 1797: John Dibley to Richard Southby – lease for one year.
• 24 Jun 1797: John Dibley to Richard Southby – release for one year.
• 24 Mar 1801: Richard Southby to John Hambin – lease for one year
• 24 Mar 1801: Richard Southby to John Hambin – lease for one year
• 25 Mar 1801: Richard Southby to John Hambin – release for one year
English Heritage Publications Catalogue 1999-2000 [S61]
English Local History Handlist - Kuhlicke and Emmison [S46]
Exploring the Chilterns by Pam Haseltine [S10]
Finch, Rev A., notes [B3]
Fishery, The Story of an Ancient, by Jim Davis  [N31] & [N31a]
Frank Rysiecki Story (Polish, 1939-1945 war) [S65]
- The Birds and Plants of Freeman's Marsh 1970-74 – Richard and Margery Frankum [N38]
- The Plants of Hungerford Marsh – Christine Knight [S50]
Froxfield – "Old Froxfield", Rev Alfred Barley, 1935 [S94]
Funeral Sheets and Obituries [M3]
HADCAF Programmes, 1993 onwards [E30]
Hungerford Community Arts Festival July 1993 [N22]
Hedgerow Remnants by A.B. Spicer [S70]
Hedges in our Countryside - Don Porter & Alan Spicer [S22]
Historic Towns in Berkshire by Grenville Astill [R4]
Historical Atlas of Berkshire (edited by Joan Dils), 1998 [P]
Historical Monuments of England - Royal Commission Strategic Plan [S26]
Historical Sketch of the Town of Hungerford by W. Money F.S.A. [N131]
House Detectives by Amanda Hansford & Paul Cannon [S84]
- Hungerford 1840-1850, Miscellaneous information [A32]
- Hungerford 1989 [A89]
- Hungerford 1990 [A90]
- Hungerford 1991 [A91]
- Hungerford 1992 [A92]
- Hungerford 1993 [A93]
- Hungerford 1994 [A94]
- Hungerford 1995 [A95]
Hungerford 2000 by Rufus Segar – Town & Manor of Hungerford, 1999 [N93]
Hungerford – A History – HHA. Research papers & Documents, 1999 [T]
Hungerford – A History – HHA. 1st edition, 2000 [N134]
Hungerford – A History – HHA. 2nd edition, 2000 [N135]
Hungerford - A Pictorial History - Dr. Hugh Pihlens. 1st Edition, 1992 [N107]
Hungerford - A Pictorial History - Dr. Hugh Pihlens. 2nd Edition, 2007 [N108]
Hungerford and Denford Parish News Sheets – Mar-Sep 1979 [N89]
Hungerford and its Traditionns, 1967 [S104]
Hungerford and its traditions - 1967-74
Hungerford and its Traditionns, 1978 [N23]
Hungerford Beyond Domesday, by Carol Cartwright [N21]
Hungerford Borough Records [E19]
Hungerford, Borough of – Market Toll Book 1880-1957 (via Maj John Hathway)
Hungerford Business Invoices 1950 [A73]
Hungerford Brutal Murder of Two Policemen 1876 [A38]
Hungerford Camera Club [E1] & [L] (3 files)
Hungerford Carnival [E10]
Hungerford Cartulary – Wiltshire Record Society [N121]
Hungerford Christmas Fat Stock Show Catalogues + Prize Schedules – various – 1913-1934 [E26]
Hungerford Common Port Down
Hungerford Connection by Katie Kingshill [A29]
Hungerford Cricket Club [A65]
Hungerford Enhancement Scheme [B25]
Hungerford Family Journal of the Hungerford and Associated Families Society; May 1991; Nov 1991;May 1995; May 2000 [N40]
- The Families of Hungerford by Stanley W. Hungerford [N106]
Hungerford Historical Association
Hungerford Transportees from Hungerford - July 1831 [A38]
Hungerford Guide Book c1965 S89; c1967 [N54]
Hungerford Handbell Ringers [B40]
Hungerford Hocktide Court Rules, 1961 [B46]
Hungerford Pantomime Programmes 1980-1987 [E22]
Hungerford Parish Magazines:
- 1867-1894 [K]
- May 1889 [S88]
- 1895-1901 [K]
- 1902-1903 [K]
- 1902-1913 [K]
- 1914-1926 [K]
- 1927-38 [K]
- 1939-1954 [K]
Published as "Hungerford Bridge"
- Sep 1981 – Dec 1990
- 1991 – 1998
- 1999 – 2004 (excluding Nov 2000)
- 2005 – 2010 (excluding Apr 2006, Sep 2009)
Hungerford Parish and Town Council - 100 years service 1894-1994 (Jack Williams) [N28]
Hungerford Town Council [E12]
Hungerford Play, The - 1685-1688 - Katie Kingshill [N90[
Hungerford Remembered by Anne Pitcher [N92]
Hungerford Research Papers [E34]
Hungerford Scouts [B48]
- Secretary's Correspondence Jan 1951 – Jul 1953 [N5]
- Secretary's Correspondence Dec 1952 – Oct 1953 [N6]
- Secretary's Correspondence Oct 1951 – Nov 1952 [N7]
- Minutes Book Aug 1947 – Sep 1953 [N8]
- Minutes Book Apr 1950 – Feb 1953 [N9]
Hungerford Singers [E24]
Hungerford – The Economy of a Frontier Town, 1996. [S110]
Hungerford Times - 1990-91 [A64]
Hungerford Toll Record Book, 1890-1956 [N]
Hungerford Town Council Newsletters "Open Door":
Hungerford Town Guides:
- Official Guide c1925 [Uncatalogued]
- Official Guide c1964 [Uncatalogued]
- Information Sheet (by CHAIN) Sep 1991 [S96]
- Residents' Handbook 1997 [S101]
- Residents' Handbook 1999 [S102]
- Street Plan c1975 [S100]
- Tourist Guide, c2005 (two copies) [N41]
- Town Guide 2005-2006 [S103]
Hungerford Town Plans:
- A Plan for Hungerford Town (Draft - 1975) - R.S. Stoddart [N81]
- A Plan for Hungerford Town (Draft - 1975) - R.S. Stoddart [N82]
- Hungerford 2010+, Dec 2005 [N97]
Hungerford Walks – leaflet of 4 walks, c1985? [S57]
Hungerford War Memorial 1939-1945 by Richard Amphlett [N29]
Hungerford Young Wives [B49]
Illegitimacy - Eve McLaughlin [S6]
Illustrated Rural Rides, 1821-32 by William Cobbett [R18]
Indentures - William Bance, Inkpen 1740; Free School, The Croft; Annuity for The Poor [A28]
Inns - History of [A20]
Is your name Hungerford? By Jim Davis [N30]
Kennet, The, by Wilson Stephens [R48]
King George VI - "The Nation Mourns" - a bound presentation copy, 6 Feb 1952 [U]
- Kintbury & Kintbury Research Group [A21]
- Kintbury. A Century Remembered. 1900-1999 – Kintbury Volunteer Group, 1999 [R17]
- One Thousand Years of Kintbury - Thora Morrish and Margaret Yates [S23]
- Kintbury Through the Ages [R16]
- Kintbury - Local History Papers Vol 1, 1987 [S30]
- A Guide to the Lambourn Downs - Brian Frost [S29]
- A Guide to the Lambourn Downs [S28]
Last Patrol, The, by Len Woodley [R45]
Life in a Seventeenth Century Parish [S21]
Listing Survey of Buildings in Hungerford and Combe by D of E, 1985 [A25]
Local History, A Handbook for Beginners, by Philip Riden [R40]
Local History in England by W.G. Hoskins [R41]
Local Record Sources in Print and in Progress 1972-76 - Joyce Youings [S42]
Miscellaneous Documents found in The Old Granary Dec 1991 [A74]
Miscellaneous newspaper articles, HADCAF etc etc
Miscellaneous items – awaiting re-indexing [L]
Monumental Inscriptions, Notes on Recording, by JL Rayment [S54]
Monuments, Inscriptions (Rev A Finch), 1693-1885 [B4]
Monuments, Inscriptions (David Field & Betty Clark), 1693-1885 [B4]
Munford – The Betty Munford Collection – Various historic documents and letters.
Murder in Old Berkshire by Roger Long [R31]
Milestone Survey in West Berkshire - RJ Hart, Berks Archaeological Journal, Vol. 67
Narrowing the Field by Alan Rogers [S12]
National Monument Record Centre – Hungerford & District items [L]
Newbury & District Motor Services, 1932-1952, History of, by Paul Lacey. [S48]
Newbury Childhood, A, by Joan Booker [R43]
Newbury District Field Club Vol. 13 No. 1 [S13]
Newbury District Official Map, 1985 [S82]
Newbury Weekly News
- Press reports of talks [A37]
- 7 Feb 1867 [U]
Newspaper Cuttings, various B7; various in Scrapbooks 1980-1989 [Bookshelf]
- Daily Express 24th April 1900 [S67]
- Marlborough Times 11th June 1898 (inc school adverts) [S66]
- Illustrated London News, 6 Jul 1918 inc Capt Dugdale Astley mentioned in despatches p.18 (kindly given by peter Moon Jan 2017) [U]
- Hungerford Festival News, Jul 1976. [U]
"No Bed of Roses" by Audrey Franklin [S45]
Norland – Penelope Stokes [R39]
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural beauty [B34]
Oakes Bros. Ltd., 1925-1975 [E2]
Obituaries (see also Funeral Sheets and Obituries) [E8]
"Old-fashioned Socialist, An" by Lorenzo Quelch [R38]
"One Hussar" - The Journal of James Rawlins 1853-63 by Ken Hurton [S14]
Oxford Church Courts – Depositions 1542-1550 [N55]
Oxford Church Courts – Depositions 1570-1574 [N56]
Parish Registers – National Index, Vol 8 Part 1 – Berkshire [S106]
- Gerald Ward, HHA Patron 1997-2008 [E48]
- Alfred "Sonner" North, Legion d'Honneur, 21 Feb 1999 [E48]
- Giles family – carriers [E48]
- EL Jim Davies, Remembered, A Friend of the Family, Hungerford [E48]
Prehistoric Berkshire - Babtie Public Service Division [S4]
Procedure for Recording English Vernacular Architecture – Brunskill [S44]
Properties in Hungerford:
- List of Buildings of Special Architectural Interest – Hungerford, June 1984 [N88]
- Friar's Pardon, Charnham Street [E49]
- Templeton, Anvilles, Denford, Avington [E49]
Property Sales Particulars [E9]
- NWN 31.12.1993 Nick Galbraith new chair of magistrates from Daphne Priestley
Ramsbury at War by Roger Day [R15]
Ramsbury - Then and Now by Barbara Croucher [R9]
- Holy Cross Church, Ramsbury by Mrs Barbara Croucher [R14]
Rate Books of Hungerford,
- 1875 [M]
- 1893 [M]
Record Interpreter, Abreviations, Latin Words used in Historical Manuscripts [R208] [B208]
Record Offices - information on [B42]
Register of John Chandler, Dean of Salisbury, 1404-17 [R209] [B209]
"Reminiscences of Twentieth Century Hungerford" by Pam Haseltine [N26]
- Transcripts of Oral History interviews for "Reminiscences of Hungerford" by Pam Haseltine [B28]
Riverside House & The Cottage, 2 Charnham Street – Joan Archer [A52]
Roll and Writ File of the Berkshire Eyre of 1248, Selden Society [R19]
Roman Research News [B27]
Royal Berkshire Regiment, 1743-1914, by Martin "Mac" McIntyre, 2006 [R32]
Schools, Education and Charities
Summers' Papers - list of items
Salisbury & Wiltshire Guide to the Records of the Bishop etc [S93]
- "Savernake at War" – a wartime history fo Savernake Forest 1940-49, Roger Day [S91]
- "Savernake Forest", by P C Walwin, 1976 [Newton Collection]
- "A History of Savernake Forest", by the Marquess of Ailesbury, 1962 [S90]
- "The Wardens of Savernake Forest", by The Earl of Cardigan, 1949 [Newton Collection]
- John o' Gaunt School [A43]
- Hungerford Free Grammar School: [A43]
- Qualifications of the Master, Regulations and Management, 1893 [A43]
- General Digest of Charities, Berkshire, Jul 1868 [A43]
- National School Gill's Geometry Text Book [R47]
Scrapbooks of Newspaper Cuttings, various 1980-1989 [Bookshelf]
Secretary Hand ABC Book, A, by Alf Ison [S8]
St. John's Mission [A18]
St. John's Ambulance Brigade
- Album on St. John's Ambulance Brigade, Transfusion Service from 1950 [P]
- Blood Transfusion Committee Minute Book, Sep 1959. [R44]
Stained Glass [A24]
Steam Engine Rally - programmes [A76]
"Story of an Ancient Fishery" by Jim Davis [N31]
"Story of Hungerford, Berkshire, The" by W.H. Summers [N132]
"Story of Hungerford, The" by Dr. Hugh Pihlens, 1983 [N133]
Summers, Rev (Notes on Field & Place names, Notes on Register [A62]
"Sweetholm Story, The", by Jean Bishop, 2016 (inc family links to Hungerford) [??]
Talks to HHA: see Talks to the HHA
Tally Ho, Hungerford Newtown – Regimental Wall Plate [E33]
Telephone Exchange - Directory 1904 & 1907 [A10]
Templeton House – Fae Morgan [E3]
"Thames Valley Papists" by Tony Hadland [R33]
Town Hall [A68]
Town and Manor:
- Charity Commissioners Scheme Feb 1908 - see Town & Manor Today
- Survey of the Manors of Hungerford and Sanden Fee, 25th May 1591 - see Town & Manor
"Thy Chartered Freeman" by Joan Booker [R37]
Tithe Acts 1836-1918 [B11]
Town & Manor oddments [B8]
Town Characters (eg obituries) [B31]
"Tracing Your Ancestors" by D.M. Field [R7]
Trade Directories, Town Guides and Town Plans ??
Tull, Jethro: Agricultural History - Jethro Tull I, II, and III by Norman Hidden [N34]
Twinning with Ligueil [A13]
Tutti-Day (Hocktide) [A8]
"Walk About Hungerford" by Dr. Hugh Pihlens [N35]
"Wallingtons, Kintbury, Berkshire" by Brother Anthony Porter, 2009 [S94]
- Church of St Gregory, Welford. Alan Garvey, 2006 [S56]
- Church and Parish Council 1894-1994 [B24]
Welford & Wickham – Mrs Batson's Scrapbooks – 2003 [R1]
"Welford cum Wickham" by A.W. Garvey, 2000. [R133] [B133]
West Berkshire Council
- Draft Cultural Strategy 2003 [S62]
- Heritage Service Acquisition and Dispersal Policy, 1998-2002 [S85]
William & Mary Tercentenary Magazine [S27]
Wilmott, Douglas, builder - Day Book, 1928-1932 [N104] [Y104]
Wiltshire Studies, Wiltshire Archeological & Natural History Magazine Vol 96, 2003 [S51]
Possibly missing from HHA Archive?:
- Genealogist's Magazine, June 1989 – Hayward's Epitaphs, by Norman Hidden
- "The Beauty and the Problem of an Alias" by Norman Hidden
- Monument Inscriptions - St. Lawrence - J.L. Rayment
- "Henry Brinklow of Kintbury" by Margaret Yates
- "The Blindfolded Midwife and the Littlecote Ghost"
Hidden - The Norman Hidden Collection
Various books, papers and notes by the late Norman Hidden:
- "A Royal Baptismal Name"
- "Great Fire of Hungerford, 1566"
- "Simon de Montfort and the town of Hungerford", 2003
- "From Hommedieu to Undy"
- "The History of a Hungerford House", 1988 (111 High Street)
- "The Later Lollards of West Berkshire", 1990
- Various books, papers, and notes by the late Norman Hidden: Leverton & Hayward, Chilton Foliat & Soley; Roads, Canals, Railway and Bridges; Church Street; Jethro Tull; Soldiers in Hungerford 1700-1872; Charnham Street – Inns, Hopgrass & Tanning. H1
- Bridge Street; High Street (West); High Street (East) [H2]
- Chilton Lodge Estate; Manor of Hidden [H3]
- Surveys & Resident Lists 12th century – 1848 [H4]
- Parish Church, Wills [H5]
- Wills: A-Z [H6]
- The Hidden Index of Hungerford Wills 1457-1857 – Norman Hidden, 1997 [J41]
- Town & Borough of Hungerford [H7]
- Hungerford Engleford [H8]
- Individuals (Notes from Parish records and elsewhere). A-G; H-M; N-Z [H9]
- A Riotous Affray at Salisbury in 1610 (Wiltshire Archeological & Natural History Magazine Vol 82, 1988) [J10A/B]
- A Royal Baptismal Name (Family Tree Magaizine, Vol 20, No 12, Oct 2004) [S107]
- Early Hungerford, Mills, BVM Chantry and Religious Dissent [J1]
- From Hommedieu to Undy (Family History, Jan 1994) [S112]
- Simon de Montfort and the Town of Hungerford (The Lion, No 34) [N52]
- Thirteen Tarot Rhymes, by Norman Hidden [J2]
- The Hiddens of Hungerford, Vol. 1 by Norman Hidden [J5] & [J5a]
- The Hiddens of Hungerford, Vol. 2 by Norman Hidden [J29]
- The Hiddens of Hungerford, Vol. 3 by Norman Hidden [J30]
- The History of a Hungerford House (111 High Street) (Berkshire Old and New, No 5 1988) 53
- The Later Lollards of West Berkshire (Berkshire Old and New, No 7, 1990) [N51]
- The Long Journey, by Norman Hidden [J3]
- The Manor of Hidden by Norman Hidden [J4]
- English, including "Thomas Hayward and 'The British Muse'" by Norman Hidden, 1988 [J6]
- Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, Volume 89 (1996), including "Royal Itineraries and Medieval Routes" by Norman Hidden [J11]
- Wiltshire Archeological & Natural History Magazine Vol 83 (1990), [J12]
- Fires and Fire Insurance in Hungerford by Norman Hidden [J21]
- Ancient Deeds concerning Hungerford by Norman Hidden [J22]
- Index to Feet of Fines concerning Hungerford by Norman Hidden [J23]
- Duchy of Lancaster – Ministers Accounts for Hungerford, transcribed by Norman Hidden [J24]
- Hungerford Deeds – from the Hastings Manuscripts [J25]
- Ecclesiastical Documentation relating to Hungerford [J26]
- The Manor of Hidden (Edition 2) by Norman Hidden [J27]
- A Passion for Poetry by Norman Hidden [J42]
Laker - The Sylvia Laker Collection
(Files and documents collected by Sylvia Laker, deposited by David Piper, Nov 2018.)
File of miscellaneous papers, press cuttings and photocopies, including:
• Manors – Typed accounts of local manors.
• Hocktide: various press cuttings, papers and articles.
• History: various press cuttings and articles.
• History of Hungerford and environs (typed).
• Recent events: miscellaneous press cuttings.
• William and Mary: papers and press articles.
• Local churches: Various articles and cuttings.
• Antiques: press articles.
• Local business: press cuttings.
• Inns and Public Houses: Press cuttings
• Local people: Press cuttings.
• John o’Gaunt and Borough Seal: Papers and cuttings
• Local Schools: Press cuttings
• Town and Manor: Press cuttings and papers.
• Kennet & Avion Canal: Press cuttings and photos.
• Opening of K&A Canal: Official Greetings sent to the Queen.
• Inkpen and Combe Gibbet: Articles and press cuttings.
• Letter re The Royal County of Berkshire.
• Croatian refugees: Press cuttings.
• Kintbury: A Short History (typed)
• Jethro Tull: Article
• John of Gaunt: Article (from David Nash Ford’s website)
• Open Door: Several editions from2011 and 2012.
• Hungerford Town Plan, c1973
• Hungerford Remembered, by Anne Pitcher
• Hungerford – the Economy of a Frontier Town, 1996.
• The Police Murders, 1876: articles and press cuttings.
Newton - The John Newton Collection
(Deposited by the Newton family, 2015-2018), including:
Files and documents deposited by Brenda Newton, Aug 2018.
• Souvenir Photograph Album of King’s Visit, October 1912 (7 photos).
• Four photos (by Parsons) of the War Memorial Dedication Service, 1920
• One photo (by Parsons) of the empty International Stores site before the War Memorial was developed.
• Photo (by Parsons) of Town Mill, Bridge Street
10 High Street and 35 High Street and 127 High Street:
• 1904: Abstract of Title (15 pages!): Stephen Snook’s will 4 May 1833 bequeathed cottages to wife Mary Snook during her life, and then to his daughter Hannah Snook. Hannah had married Henry Ashley
• 19 Nov 1904: Agreement of sale by Kate Barnard to John Hawkins.
• 23 Dec 1904: Conveyance of shop, cottages and gardens from Mrs Kate Barnard to Mr John Hawkins.
• 24 Dec 1904: Mortgage by John Hawkins of dwellinghouse, shop, cottages, gardens to John Platt (Trustees of Court John o’Gaunt of the Ancient Order of Foresters Friendly Society, for £600.
• 17 Jul 1926: Abstract of Title of John Hawkins to dwellinghouse, shop, cottages and gardens
• 21 Aug 1926: Conveyance of shop, dwelling house, cottages and premises by John Hawkins (confectioner) to W J Harris (baker and confectioner). [includes the right to use the pump].
• (Undated, 1926): Plan of 10 and 11 High Street, showing (from High Street frontage back along Church Lane): Dwelling house & shop (No 11); Cottage (no 10); Store (formerly cottage); Slaughter House; Wood shed; Site of oak pits and garden.
• 23 Jun 1936: Mortgage by William John Harris to Ramsbury Building Society for £700 over 21 years.
• 15 Nov 1943: Assent by Minnie Clara Harris to 35 High Street (bequeathd by William John Harris.
• 1957: Abstract of Title to 35 High Street (Minnie Harris, Robert William Harris).
• 30 Sep 1957: Mortgage of 10 HS (and other property) by Robert William Harris to Ramsbury Building Society (£500 over 10 years).
• 1957: Application for Searches on 10 & 11 High Street (William John Harris, Baker and confectioner; Minnie Clara Harris, 35 HS, widow; Leonard Edwin Shergold, Auctioneer & Estate Agent; William John Wells, 35 HS, Builder’s Clerk; Robert William Harris, 10 HS, Carpenter.
(127 High Street):
• 20 Mar 1937: Lease of 127 High Street by Erenst Dopson to Wessex Electricity Company (the shop, and the room over the passage) for 21 years.
• 1953: Abstract of Title of (daughters of Ernest Dopson) Phyllis Marguerite Prideaux and Vere Marguerita Andrews to 127 HS.
o 1928: Hawkes & Hall sold 127 HS to WR Squire, WL Squire and P Squire for £950
o 1937: Squire sold to Ernest William Dopson (of 5 High Street Hungerford) for £1,000.
• 7 Jul 1953: Conveyance of 127a High Street from Mrs Phyllis Eileen Prideaux (Warminster) and Mrs Vere Marguerite Andrews (44 High Street Hungerford) to Southern Electricity Board. Ernest Dopson died 4 Jan 1950.
• 27 Dec 1973: Conveyance of 127 High Street from Southern Electricity Board to Newbury District Council for £39,000.
“Hungerford Historicals” folder:
• Photocopy of Marlborough Times 31 Jul 1886: “Hungerford. Perambulating the Borough Boundaries”. (On HVM under Gibbons Iron Works)
• Photocopy of Newbury Weekly News 9 Feb 1888: “The Hungerford Boundary Case, Gibbons v. Platt”. (On HVM under Gibbons Iron Works)
• The Hungerford Crusader:
o Vol 1, No. 1, December 1980.
o Vol 1, No. 2, December 1980.
o Vol 2, No. 1, August 1981
• Charity Commission Scheme for Town & Manor of Hungerford, 1908.
• Copy of the rules of the Hocktide Court
• Commoners List, 1977.
• Press cutting (undated, c. Oct 1984) “Leave Hungerford in Berkshire, say residents.
“Historical Hungerford” folder:
• Sale poster for auction of 9 & 10 Charnham Street, 20 Jul 1936.
• Collection of (about 60) invoices and letters, mostly 1900-1998.
• Small account book 1862-1899. Contains records of measurements for clothes.
• Small account book, 1855.
• Hungerford Fishery day tickets – 1858-1863.
• Small “Gravel Book” 1855-86. (Records of orders shipped).
Large envelope “The Quiet Years”:
• Printed draft of “The Quiet Years” by D Archer, as told by Wally Dennis.
• Bound paper of Wally Dennis’s memories of his childhood in Shalbourne.
“Hungerford Tragedy Fund” folder:
• A thick folder containing records, letters, programs, etc relating to the Hungerford Tragedy, 1987.
Other loose files, and letters:
• Correspondence between John Newton and Alan Potter in 1997 relating to the 180 Coy ASC MT in Hungerford.
• “Every Day was a Novelty” – Pte James McInnes, 1915-1918 (including his period in Hungerford).
• Folder of press cuttings and correspondence relating to Hungerford Trade and Industry, 1985-86.
• Photocopy of Hungerford’s celebrations of the Coronation of King George VI, 12 May 1937.
• Folder of papers, transcriptions and photos relating to Hungerford Fire Service.
• Folder of miscellaneous press cuttings – fascinating!
• Folder of miscellaneous property sales: 9&10 Charnham Street (1936); 27 High Street (c1974); 129 High Street (by Betty Munford); 13 High Street (c1974).
• Envelope of miscellaneous press cuttings, posters, photos, invoices etc etc. – fascinating!
• Envelope of notes and records on Eddington Mill (and other mills).
• Envelope of notes on Denford Mill, Denford Fishery, hatches and flow of water, 1992.
• Large envelope of miscellaneous papers, correspondence.
Miscellaneous photographs: including carnivals, redevelopment of various properties in Hungerford, Hungerford tragedy and Mrs Thatchers' visit.
"Ancient and Modern - a short history of West Woodhay with Enborne, Hamstead Marshall, Inkpen and Combe", 1999.
Other books in the collection are listed separately, under their own headings.
Tubb - The Robin Tubb Collection
An uncatalogued collection given by Gary Tubb 2015, including:
- Hungerford Skating Rink (Corn Exchange) records, 1910
- Town & Manor:
Register of Owners and Occupiers of Commoners' properties:1902-1996
Various items on Hocktide and Town & Manor
- Town Band
- National School
- Parish Church
- West Berks Association - "The Rules and Regulations of the WBA, "for the Protection of property and persecution of Felons, established 1835". Includes list of members, and minutes of meetings.
- Various photographs
Williams – The Jack Williams Collection
(files and papers gifted in 2013):
- Berkshire County Council & Thames Valley Enterprise Information Pack, cc1992
- Bosnian Refugees 1992 (Thames Valley Bosnian Appeal and other papers, 1992-97)
- Brownie Registers 1938-1968
- Croft Hall Correspondence, 2000 (relating to Trustees, Withers solicitors etc)
- Fish Mortality 1998 – Technical Report
- Miscellaneous press cuttings and correspondence
- Museum Committee, c1993
- Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation – Celebration Committee Minute BookNov 1952 – Aug 1953
- Recreation Survey, c1987
- West Berkshire Planning Strategy, May 2008
- Wives Group (Minutes and correspondence 1988-89, Short History)
- Fire Brigade Records, including
- Fire Reports,
- Log books,
- AFS Training reports,
- Station Duty Book 1891-1900
- Hungerford Volunteer Fire Brigade Cash Book, 1891-1902
- Cricket Club Fixtures, 1991
- Plan of Churchyard, with positions of named graves
- Proposed Statue of John of Gaunt, 2002
- Hungerfod Sanitary Laundry Company – Printer's Block
- Proposed Unitary Authority, 1991-1994
- Triangle Field, 1990-1995
- Hungerfod & District Nursing Association, 1983-1995
- Silver Jubilee Trust, 1978-1993
- Recreation & Amenities Committee, 1991-1993 (inc Smitham Bridge Playground)
- Town Council Elections, 1983-1991 (inc Electoral Rolls for Hungerford)
Magazines and Newspapers:
* The Adviser from 11 July 1992
* Berkshire Family History from Autumn 1977
* Berkshire Local History Association Newsletters (from Spring 1991): 40-41, 44-55, 57-61,
* Berkshire Old and New(from 1985): 2-3, 5-12, 14-16, 19-24, 26-
* Chain Mail from September 1980
* Hungerford Bridge - Parish Magazine from Jan 1982
Cuttings from Marlborough Times March 1981 - December 1989 re Hungerford, Pat Gray - [Drawer C]
Hungerford Tragedy Memorial Service 8th August 1987 [C2]
Reminiscences of Hungerford John Allen and Alfred North [C3]
Growth of Non-conformity in West Berkshire - Thora Morrish. 23 Jun 1993 [C9]
Lower Denford Farm 1908-1911 - Kerr Kirkwood 24 May 1995 [C10]
DVDs and CDs:
Extract from Gardener's World, Ron Hoyes and Hungerfod Police Station – Aug 1992
A Humerous Look at people and Places in Hungerford – Jack Williams, 24 May 2000
A Look at Hungerford's History - Dr. Hugh Pihlens, 28 Jan 98
Hungerford Alive, 12 Jul 1997
History of Wallington's, St. Cassians – Bro Anthony Porter, 26 Jan 2005
HADCAF, Jul 2000
Hocktide in Hungerford – The Story of the Ancient Tradition
Hungerford – The Traditional Town with a Heart for Industry, c1990
Eastbury: A Berkshire Village – David Rutherford (2003)
Hungerford – A History (2000)
John Allen's work, including various articles, and Parish Registers 1870-2006
Richard Amphlett: Second World War Memorials
The Story of the Fire Service (inc old photos of Hungerford fire brigade)
Artefacts & Memorabilia:
- Replica badge worn on their bluecoat uniforms by pupils who gain admission to Christ's
Hospital through West's Gifts (given to HHA April 2004)
- Dendro section from 2 Bridge Street – 1384-1532 – 149 rings.
A4 Lever Arch Files:
1. Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1870-1899 – John Allen.
2. Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1900-1929 – John Allen.
3. Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1930-1953 – John Allen.
4. Copies of Documents used for "Hungerford – A History"
5. National Monument Record Centre, Swindon - website printout of main sources available
6. Baptisms – Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Hungerford. 1837-1903 – John Allen
7. Hungerford Ecumenical Sunday School – John Allen
8. Newbury Weekly News Reports, 2000-2003 – Piers Dunn
9. Hungerford – General
10. Hungerford Parish Records – Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1981-1999 – John Allen
Davis (Jim), Primary research notes for The Bear, Hungerford Fishery and Fight on Hungerford Common
Original research notes of W.H. Summers (donated by Dr Humphrey Hope, 2007)
- Victoria County History, Vol 4, Hungerford - British History online
- British Pathé website - including many archive clips of Hungerford
- Some notes on Medieval English Genealogy (www.medievalgenealogy.org.uk)