volume of the Parish of All Hallows Barking-by-the-Tower includes the monuments within the church and in the
churchyard, and covers the survey of the parish. In a work of this
nature, which involves the survey of sites and buildings and the
consultation of documents in many hands, the help received by the Committee from both institutions and private individuals is so extensive that
adequate acknowledgement is difficult, and if there are any omissions in the
following paragraphs, the compilers of this record wish it to be known that
their gratitude for the assistance received is none the less real and sincere.
The authorities on the parochial history, Joseph Maskell, and the
writers in the Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archæological
Society have been laid under full contribution, and Miss Marjorie B.
Honeybourne, M.A., has kindly allowed the use of her valuable manuscript
"The Extent and Value of the Property in London and Southwark occupied
by the Religious Houses, etc." The thanks of the Committee are due to the
Rev. P. B. Clayton, F.S.A., and the churchwardens for access to the church
and the parochial records, and to the authorities at the Public Record Office
and the Guildhall for their ready assistance.
We are indebted to Lady Millicent Hawes for the reproduction of the
Tate triptych and to the Provost of Eton for his notes on this interesting
painting. The reproduction of Scheemakers' drawing is given by courtesty of
the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Society of Antiquaries has kindly
given access to their rubbings of brasses and to Vertue's engraving of the
Precincts of the Tower.
The Committee has received valued assistance from the Rev. Wm.
Gordon, of Bath, who has allowed the inspection of the deeds relating to
34, Great Tower Street, and Mr. W. Dent, of Messrs. Dent, Urwick and
Yeatman, has furnished a series of views of the building taken some years
ago by the Wine and Spirit Trade Record. The drawings of the same house
are included by the courtesy of the artist, Mr. Hanslip Fletcher, Mr. W.
Dent, and the Pall Mall Magazine, in which they first appeared, in an article
written by Mr. Walter Bell, F. S. A. The measured drawings are by Mr.
Hubert F. Bateman, L.R.I.B.A., and Mr. A. E. Gurney, F.R.I.B.A., who,
with Mr. S. D. N. Cloke, have produced several of the drawings of the
memorials in the church. A drawing of 42, Trinity Square has been supplied
by Mr. G. A. Butling, A.R.I.B.A. Mr. C. W. F. Goss, F.S.A., has lent
photographs of the entrance to Catherine Court, etc., and the London
County Council has supplied the detailed plan of this area, and several
Photographs. The Photograph of the east end of the south aisle of the
church, which includes Anne Colleton's memorial, is by Mr. Will F. Taylor.
Mr. F. Jackman also kindly assisted the Committee with measurements of
34, Great Tower Street.
Mrs. Arundell Esdaile has been good enough to examine the illustrations of the sculptured memorials, and several of her notes are embodied in
the text. Apart from this external assistance, the book is the result of the
co-operative effort of the members of the Active Committee, which has been
ably helped by the Joint Publishing Committee and by the staff of the
London County Council.
WALTER H. GODFREY