Note on abbreviations


Victoria County History



Elizabeth Crittall (editor), A. P. Baggs, D. A. Crowley, Ralph B. Pugh, Janet H. Stevenson, Margaret Tomlinson

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'Note on abbreviations', A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume 10 (1975), pp. XVII-XVIII. URL: Date accessed: 26 November 2014.


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

Aubrey, Nat. Hist. Wilts. ed. BrittonJohn Aubrey, Natural History of Wilts. ed. J. Britton (London, 1847)
Benefice Bk.Benefice Book. Rural Deanery of Avebury (Cannings Portion) (priv. print. 1910)
C.C.C. Oxf.Corpus Christi College, Oxford
C.J.Commons Journal
C.U.L.Cambridge University Library
Cal. Feet of F. Wilts. 1195–1272, ed. FryCalendar of Feet of Fines Wilts. 1195–1272, ed. E. A. Fry (Devizes, 1930)
Ch. Commrs.Church Commissioners
Chantry ReportsBorough of Devizes. Reports made to the [Borough] Council in relation to Letters Patent of King James I, 1609–10, granting property [i.e. chantry lands] to the Corporation. An Outline History by R. D. Gillman and E. Kite (priv. print. Devizes, 1909. Copy in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes)
Char. Com.Charity Commission
Christ Ch. MSS.Christ Church, Oxford, Manuscripts
Colvin, Eng. ArchitectsH. M. Colvin, Biographical Dictionary of English Architects, 1660–1840 (1954)
ConstitutionsThe Booke of the Constitutions of the Borough of Devizes (in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes). Transcribed by B. H. Cunnington. Reprinted from Wilts. Gazette, 7 Feb.-15 May 1924 (copy in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes)
Cunnington, AnnalsB. H. Cunnington, Some Annals of the Borough of Devizes (2 vols. Devizes, 1925, 1926)
Dore, Map, 1759Edward Dore, An Accurate Plan of the Ancient Borough of Devizes (1759)
Dors. R.O.Dorset Record Office
Endowed Char. Wilts.Endowed Charities of Wilts. H.C. 273 (1908), lxxx (northern division); H.C. 273-i (1908), lxxxi (southern division)
Finberg, Early Wessex Chart.H. P. R. Finberg, Early Charters of Wessex (Leicester, 1964)
G.L.C.R.O. (Lond. recs.)Greater London Council Record Office, London Records in County Hall
G.R.O.General Register Office
Gillman, AnnalsR. D. Gillman and J. Waylen, Annals of the Royal and Ancient Borough of Devizes, 1102–1900 (Devizes, 1908)
Gillman, Dir.Charles Gillman and others, Gillman's Devizes Public Register and Family Almanack (published under many different titles 1858–1957, see W.A.M. xl. 52)
Hants R.O.Hampshire Record Office
Hist. MSS. Com.Historical Manuscripts Commission
Hoare, Mod. Wilts.Sir Richard Colt Hoare and others, History of Modern Wilts. (1822–43)
King's Coll. MSS.King's College, Cambridge, Manuscripts
Kite's NotesE. Kite, MS. notes in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes (5 vols.)
Lacock MSS.Lacock Abbey Manuscripts
Mate's GuideStephen Reynolds, Devizes and Roundabout (Mate's Illustrated Guides, 1907)
New Coll. Mun.New College, Oxford, Muniments
Nightingale, Wilts. PlateJ. E. Nightingale, Church Plate of Wilts. (Salisbury, 1891)
P.N. Wilts. (E.P.N.S.)J. E. B. Gover, Allen Mawer, and F. M. Stenton, Place-Names of Wilts. (English Place-Name Society, xvi)
Pevsner, Wilts.N. Pevsner, Buildings of England: Wilts. (1963)
Phillipps, Wilts. Inst.Institutiones Clericorum in Comitatu Wiltoniae, ed. Sir Thomas Phillipps (priv. print. 1825)
Phillipps, Wilts. M.I.Monumental Inscriptions in North and South Wilts. ed. Sir Thomas Phillipps (2 vols. priv. print. 1821)
Ramsay, Wilts. Woollen IndustryG. D. Ramsay, Wilts. Woollen Industry in 16th and 17th Centuries (1965)
Reg. Ghent (Cant. & York Soc.)Registrum Simonis de Gandavo, Diocesis Saresbiriensis, 1297–1315, ed. C. T. Flower and M. C. B. Dawes (2 vols. Cant. & York Soc. 1934)
Reg. Martival (Cant. & York Soc.)Registers of Roger Martival, Bishop of Salisbury, 1315–30, ed. Kathleen Edwards, C. R. Elrington, and Susan Reynolds (Cant. & York Soc. 3 vols. 1959, 1963, 1965)
Reg. St. Osmund (Rolls Ser.)Register of St. Osmund, ed W. H. Rich Jones (2 vols. Rolls Series, 1883, 1884)
S.R.O.Somerset Record Office
Sar. Chart. and Doc. (Rolls Ser.)Charters and Documents illustrating the History of Salisbury, ed. W. H. Rich Jones and W. Dunn Macray (Rolls Series, 1891)
Sar. Dioc. R.O.Salisbury Diocesan Record Office
Sar. Dioc. Regy.Salisbury Diocesan Registry
Soc. Antiq.Society of Antiquaries of London
W.A.M.Wilts. Archaeological and Natural History Magazine
W.A.S.Wilts. Archaeological and Natural History Society
W.A.S. Centenary Hist.W.A.S. Centenary History, 1853–1953, ed. C. W. Pugh (Devizes, 1953)
W.A.S. Libr., DevizesLibrary of W.A.S. in the Museum, Long St., Devizes
W.N. & Q.Wilts. Notes and Queries (8 vols. 1893–1916)
W.R.O.Wilts. County Record Office
W.R.S.Publications of the Wilts. Record Society (formerly Records Branch of W.A.S.). For list of publications see p. xix
Walters, Wilts. BellsH. B. Walters, Church Bells of Wilts. (Devizes, 1927)
Waylen, Chrons.J. Waylen, Chronicles of Devizes; being a History of the Castle, Parks and Borough (Devizes, 1839)
Waylen, Hist.[J. Waylen], A History Military and Municipal of the Ancient Borough of the Devizes (Devizes, 1859)
Waylen, 'Nonconformity in Devizes'E. and J. Waylen, articles in Devizes Advertiser, May—Dec. 1877 (mounted as book in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes)
Weaver, Map, 1869Henry Weaver, Map of Devizes, 1869 (copy in P.R.O., Ed. 2/461)
Wilkinson's colls.Material for Wilts. parish histories collected by the Revd. John Wilkinson from 1855 (in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes)
Wilts. CuttingsVolumes of newspaper cuttings in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1242–1326 (Index Libr.)Abstracts of Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1242–1326, ed. E. A. Fry (Index Library, xxxvii)
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1327–77 (Index Libr.)Abstracts of Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1327–77, ed. Ethel Stokes (Index Library, xlviii)
Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1625–49 (Index Libr.)Abstracts of Wilts. Inq. p.m. 1625–49, ed. G. S. and E. A. Fry (Index Library, xxiii)
Wilts. Q. Sess. Rec. ed. CunningtonExtracts from the Quarter Sessions Great Rolls of the 17th Century, ed. B. H. Cunnington (Devizes, 1932)
Wilts. TractsCollection of tracts in W.A.S. Libr., Devizes
Winch. Coll. Mun.Winchester College Muniments