Preface

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English Heritage

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Author

G. H. Gater and Walter H. Godfrey (general editors)

Year published

1934

Pages

17-18

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'Preface', Survey of London: volume 15: All Hallows, Barking-by-the-Tower, pt II (1934), pp. XVII-XVIII. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=74958 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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PREFACE

The concluding 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



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