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Since its inception the Society has actively pursued a policy of issuing a series of publications relevant to our area. Most are still available for purchase.

The Roman Chilterns

The Roman Chilterns, book cover

by Keith Branigan and Rosalind Niblett            £6.00

The Roman occupation of the Chilterns; everyday life for the Romano-British, both in the city of Verulamium and in the countryside with its numerous villas; and finally the slow decay of that way of life. Published 2004


 

Lady Elgiva

Lady Elgiva, book cover

by Dr A J Baines         £3.75

Dr A J Baines introduces us to this Saxon queen and the turbulent politics of ninth century England. Lady Elgiva's will shows her to have been a wealthy landowner, with lands in Bucks, Herts, Beds and Oxon. This will contains the first mention of Chesham as a place.

 

Latimer, an account of the CVAHS excavations

by Dr Keith Branigan       £5.00

An acclaimed account of the 1960s excavation on this Roman Villa Site.


A series on the people of Chesham, their births, marriages and deaths of the registers of St Mary, Chesham

The People of Chesham, their Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1637-1729 £8.00 Sold Out
Register of Births, Marriage and Burials for the Parish of Chesham 1730-1742 £5.00
Register of Baptisms & Burials 1743-1760 and Marriages 1743 - March 1754 £6.00
The Parish Registers from 1538-1742 Also available on microfiche £12.00


Chess Valley Journal, book coverChess Valley Journal

This is published in July and distributed free to all members.

Current year's edition £4.00.  Editions of the Journal from previous years are also available for the reduced price of £2.00.


All publications can be obtained by writing to:

CVAHS Publications Secretary 
Little Blackfield
Ballinger
Great Missenden
Bucks HP16 9LL

Please make cheques payable to CVAHS. Postage & packing £2.00 per item, except Journals which are £1.00. If you have any queries, please send an email via the Contact page.


ARCHIVE SERVICE   Copies of past Journal articles back to the 1971 are available to order.  The list is shown below. 

Individual articles can be ordered at a cost of £2.00 each, plus a total of £1.00 for postage. Please send a cheque, payable to CVAHS, and details of title(s), year and page numbers to:

Marion Wells, 36 Botley Road, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1XG.

Index of Original Articles in Chess Valley Archaeological and Historical Society Journals from 1971 to 2014

Anglo-Saxon Charter Boundaries, 1978, pp2-5, adapted from a talk by A Baines

Anglo-Saxon Spearhead from Thames at Marlow, 2001, p12, M Wells

Ankor, Mostar and Egypt, Modern Risks to Ancient Sites, 2000, pp11-13, L Woldemariam

Amersham, The Railway Comes to.., 1974, pp8-11, M Melluish

Amersham Martyrs, Community Play, 2001,pp14-17, G Marshall

Amersham Museum, The making of..., 1997, pp14-15, H Hide

Amerham Museum, History, Archaeology and Architecture, 2004, pp 12-17, G Marshall

Amersham and Chesham Region, A selection of objects found in 2013, pp 30-32

Arnold Baines, Councillor, 2001, p19, S Foxell,

Ashley Green, Grove Farm, A Geophysical Survey, 2001,pp 2-3, J Gover, M Wells and J Chaffey

Ashley Green,A Site of Medieval Discord, 2014,pp14-18, Garry Marshall

Aylward, The Reverend Adolphus Frederick,Vicar of Chesham,1999, pp19-22, S Foxell

Baines, Arnold , Councillor, 2001, p19, S Foxell,

Bats in the Belfrey, Phnom Penh, 1998, p22, H Hide

Beaconsfield Rate Book, Do Charities Make Paupers, 2009, pp31-36, G Hender

Before Domesday, The pre-Conquest Origins of the Manor, 1991,pp22, M Everett

Beverley, St. John of , 2002, pp2-6, M Everett

Bird Remains on Archaeological Sites, 1986, p17, C Oakes

Black Death and Chesham Manor Court Records ,2009, pp17-21, G Marshall

Blackwell Hall Farm, Chess Valley, 2010, pp 7 -13, J Dodd, J Hender and G Marshall

Blackwell Hall Farm, A Geophysical Survey, 2010, pp 4-15, J Gover

Bolebec Castle, Whitchurch, Bucks, 1986,p 13, B Stainton

Bowle, Richard, and his Book,1999, pp14-17, S Foxell

Brays Wood, Interim Report, 1997, p6, J Chaffey and M Wells

Brays Wood, Hyde Heath, Report, 1998, pp 6-10, M Wells, J Chaffey and B Stainton

Brick Kiln Farm, Copperkins Lane, Amersham, Two Palaeolithic Hand Axes, 1991,pp24-25, B Stainton

Brill, The Potters of…, 1981, pp7-8, adapted from a talk by M Farley

Buckinghamshire, The Origins of, 1992, pp23-32, A Baines

Bucknalls House and the Creed Family, 2002, pp6-7, T Yates

Bucks Churches, Treasures of..,1982, pp8- 10, adapted from talk by C Rouse

Burnt Mound, Excavation of Bronze Age Burnt Mound, River Chess, 2009. pp 1-7, Y Edwards, J Gover and M Wells

Chenies, Holloway Lane, A Geophysical Study, 2008, pp8 - 11, Gover J.

Chenies Manor, 1977, pp 10-11, N Thomas

Chenies, Mount Wood field, Roman coins found at,2012,pp13-16, Jim West

Chesham, Excavations at Emmanuel Church, Interim Report, 1989, pp20-3, S Cauvain

Chesham, The making of Medieval, 2011, pp 10-16, Garry Marshall

Chesham, The 101 Lights of, 1989, pp25-26, M Everrett

Chesham, Pottery and Tile from Mr Spruytenburg's Allotment, Taylor's Farm, 2002, p11, M Wells

Chesham Bois House, A Garden Survey, 2004, pp 17-18, J Gover

Chesham Bois House: An Exploration of its Past, 2005, pp8-10, Field Group

Chesham Bois, The Mill's Tale, 2006, pp19-23, C and R Stanners

Chesham Bois, St Leonard's Church Field, Is this a Deserted Medieval Village?, 2006, pp9-12. A Paton and J Gover

Chesham Bois House, From Saxon Manor to Pleasure Garden, 2006, pp13-18, Y Edwards and M Wells

Chesham Bois House, Attempts to date a Pitch Tile Hearth, 2007, pp4-8, Y Edwards

Chesham Bois House,Further Exploration of the Kitchen Area and of rubbish dump, 2008, pp 17-22, Y Edwards

Chesham Bois House, Interim Pottery Report, 2008, pp 23-24, M Wells

Chesham, Education in 19th and early 20th Centuries, 1994, pp 18-20, P Palmer

Chesham, Excavation of the Mound in Lowndes Park, 2011,pp 17-27,Yvonne Edwards, Marion Wells, John Gover and members of the CVAHS Field Group

Chesham, Lowndes Park Glass, 2011, pp28-32, Jill Hender and Birgitta Thwaites

Chesham Manor Court Records and the Black Death, 2009, pp17-21, G Marshall

Chesham Manorial Courts, 2002, pp16-17, C Gadsden

Chesham, Names of Fields, Woods and Roads, 1993, pp 32-6, A Baines

Chesham, Sainsbury's, Excavation in advance of development, 2000, pp2-4, R Amour-Chalu

Chesham,The Grove and the Most Powerful Man in England, 2010, pp1-6, G Marshall

Chesham, The New Road towards Amersham, 1991, p22, A Baines

Chesham, The Road & Out at Work, 1997, pp15-18, D M Smith

Chesham Buildings, An Architect Looks at..Adapted from a paper by L B Ginsberg for Public Enquiry, 1983, pp9-13

Chesham, Emmanuel Church, Preliminary Report on Post-Medieval Pottery Kiln Products, 1981, pp13-7, P & S Cauvain

Chesham, People of..(1637-1730), 1982, pp15-6, D Turner

Chesham Sewer, A Final Report, 1980, pp8-11, B Stainton

Chesham to Chesham Bois, New Road, 1990, pp 22-25, P Palmer

Chesham Town Museum Project, 1992, pp21-2, A Kerwood

Chesham Town Museum Project, 1996, pp12-13, A Kerwood

Chesham, North of, Water Main between Amersham-on -the-Hill and Ashley Green Road, 1991, pp157, M Wells

Chess River, Latimer Park Farm, Prehistoric Flint industry, 1990, pp19-22, B Stainton

Chess River, Mills on the, Display Town Museum, 1993, pp23-6, M Everett,

Chess River, Dam The Chess, 2004, p 9, V Seagrave and P Dixon

Chess River, Latimer Mesolithic Site, 2007, pp 22-25, Y Edwards

Chess Valley Survey, Interim Report 1976, pp5-6, J Milford

Chess Valley Survey, 1979, pp3-5, J Milford

Chess Valley, LIDAR in the , 2013,pp18-20, John gover

Chilterns Buckinghamshire, Field work by Society, 1993,pp 16-22, B Stainton

Cholesbury Camp, Iron Age Fort or Medieval village, 2002, pp 8-10, J Gover

Churchyard Survey at Holy Trinity, Penn Street, 2006, p 24, H and D Hide and C Gadsden

Cinemas of Chesham (Ten), 2007, pp19- 21, C Foxell

City Livery Companies, 1986, pp8-10, A Moss

Claydon House, Middle Claydon- An Investigation for National Science Week, 2005, pp20-21, Field Group

Coleman's Wood, Holmer Green, Possible Medieval Site, 2008, pp1-7, R McLain-Smith and P Riches

Coleman's Wood Holmer Green, New Discoveries, 2010, pp 22- 27, S King, R McLain-Smith and P Riches

Common Wood, Tylers Green and Penn, 2004, pp 2-6, Y Edwards

Common Wood, Progress in Solving the Puzzle of an Enigmatic Earthwork, 2005, pp1-7, Y Edwards

Common Wood Earthwork Enclosure, A footnote, 2006. pp 1 -3, Y Edwards and M Wells

Copperkins Lane, Amersham, Two Palaeolithic Hand Axes Found at Brick Kiln Farm, 1991,pp24-25, B Stainton

Council for British Archaeology, A Short History, 1996, p12, B Stainton

Creed Family and Bucknalls House , 2002, pp6-7, T Yates

Crutches Wood,Jordans, and Halton, Field Walks,1991,p18, J Chaffey

CVAHS, In the Beginning, 1976, pp2-3, K Branigan

CVAHS on its 20th Anniversary, 1984, pp16-7, K Branigan

CVAHS, 30th Anniversary Celebrations,15th October 1994, 1995, pp 20-7, K Branigan, A Baines, S Foxell, B Stainton

CVAHS, Our First Ten Years, 2013, pp 24-26, Bambi Stainton (2005)

CVAHS, The Records Group. The First Fifty Years,2013, pp27-29

Dining with the Lord of the Manor, 2012,pp17-27, Garry Marshall

Domesday Book,1998, pp22-23, B Stainton

Easter, Why is it so late this year?, 2000, pp4-10, M Everett

Egypt, Ankor ,Mostar, Modern Risks to Ancient Sites, 2000, pp11-13, L Woldemariam

Elgiva, The Lady.., 1976, p3, S Foxell

Elgiva, The Lady… Will, 1976, p4, A Baines

Elgiva, Lady, Her life and times, 2000, pp10-11, C Butler

Emmanuel Church, Chesham, An Interim Report on Excavation, 1989, pp20-23, S Cauvain

Environmental Archaeology, 1992, pp15-6, J Chaffey

Flag Fen, One of the best preserved Bronze Age Sites in Europe, Visit by CVAHS, 1991,p26-8, B Stainton

Flaunden Bottom, Survey of Suggested Agger, 1981, pp8-13, J Milford

Flint, The Origins of. ., 1984, pp6-9, B Stainton

Frogmore Meadow: the 2009 watching brief and excavations in February 2011, 2011, pp33-38, Marion Wells

Gerrards Cross, Mesolithic Site, 1984, pp17-8, M Farley

Govier, James Henry A.R.C.A., 1993, pp28-31, S Govier

Great Missenden, Abbey Park, 2004 , pp 19-20, M Davis

Great Missenden, Church of St Peter and St Paul, Watching Brief, 2007, pp14- 18, M Davis and M Wells

Grove Farm, Ashley Green, A Geophysical Survey, 2001, pp 2-3, J Gover, M Wells and J Chaffey

Grove The, Chesham and the Most Powerful Man in England, 2010, pp1-6, G Marshall

Grove The, Watford, Another Look at the.., 2003, pp8-9, H Hide

Halton and Crutches Wood,Jordans, Field Walks,1991,p18, J Chaffey

Hampden House and Great Hampden Church, 1998, pp17-19, H Hide

Harding, Thomas, 1999, pp13-14, A Baines

Hedge Dating, 1974, p6-7

Hedgerow and Woods Dating Survey, 1978, p8, B Stainton & J Hargreaves

Hedsor Reservoir and Wycombe/ Slough Link Main, 1990,pp 26-31, J Chaffey

Holmer Green,Coleman's Wood Possible Medieval Site, 2008, pp1-7, R McLain-Smith and P Riches

Honest and Godly Poor, 1979, p12, D Boughton

Inheriting a Picture, 2002, pp 15-16, L Woldemariam ,

Joiners Close Kiln, Leyhill, 1989, pp27-29, J Chaffey & M Wells

Lacemaking in Buckinghamshire, 1996, pp9-10, M Everett

Lacemaker's Indentures, 2000, pp14-15, L Woldemariam

Latimer Manorial Court Book1745-1829, Some findings from.., 1988, pp25-27, P Palmer

Latimer, Mesolithic Site on the River Chess,.2007, pp 22-2 , Y Edwards

Latimer Park Farm, Prehistoric Flint industry beside the River Chess, 1990, pp19-22, B Stainton

Latimer Roman Road, A new route, 2005, p18, J Gover

Latimer Villa, Room 22, 1971, pp6-7, D Humphreys

Lee,The: A Deserted Medieval Settlement, 2011, pp 3-9, Jill Hender and John Gover

Lee, The Earthwork Enclosure Excavations, 2012, pp 28-31, Yvonne Edwards and Marion Wells

Lee Farm Executors Render Account, 1982, pp19=23, A Thomas

Leyhill, Botley Road, Medieval Pottery from, 1988, pp13-19, J Chaffey, J Dupree & M Wells

Leyhill, Joiners Close Kiln, 1989, pp27-29, J Chaffey & M Wells

Leyhill, The Old Stores, 2002, pp10-11, M Wells,

St Leonard's Church Field, Chesham Bois, Is this a Deserted Medieval Village?, 2006, pp9-12. A Paton and J Gover

London, Roman,Recent results from the City, 1997. P p7-9, J Chaffey

Lower Burston, Bucks, The Deserted Medieval Village, 1986, pp14-16, B Stainton

Lowndes Family at the Bury, 1995, pp13-16, M Everett

Lowndes Family at the Bury, 1999, pp18-19, M Everett

Lowndes Park, the Rolling Pin Mound Investigation, 2010, pp 28-31, The Field Group

Magnetometry experiment, A Low Cost, 2014, pp24-32, Jim West

Manor-- In the Manor Sworn--,1986,pp5-8, M Everrett

Mantles Green Farm,Amersham, 1984, p10, P Yeoman

Mantles Green Farm,Amersham, A Precis of a Report to be Published in South Midlands Archaeology1985,1985,pp 10-1

Marlow, Anglo-Saxon Spearhead from Thames, 2001, p12, M Wells

Medieval Wall Paiinting, Discoveries and Rediscoveries, 1983,pp5-6, based on talk by C Rouse

Medieval Painting in Bucks Churches, 2003, pp 13-15, L Woldemariam

Medieval Site, Coleman's Wood Holmer Green, 2008, pp1-7, McLain-Smith R and Riches P

Medieval Possessions, 2013, pp3-6, Garry Marshall

Mesolithic Site on the River Chess at Latimer, 2007, pp 22-25, Y Edwards

Metal Detecting, Valley Farm, Sarratt Bottom, A Positive Result, 2008, pp 25-29, J Gover

Metal Detector Objects found in our area and reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme 2010-2011, 2011,pp32-35,

Milk Hall Farm, Waterside, 1990, pp16-7, M Everett

MiIler's Diary, Extracts from an 18th century. 1985, pp14-6, P Palmer

Missenden Abbey, A Precis of a Report to be Published in South Midlands Archaeology1985,1985 p9

Missenden Abbey-Evidence of Possible Fishponds in the Abbey Park, 2005, pp11-12, M Davis

Missenden Abbey;background and notes on floor tiles and clay pipes, 2013, pp7-11, Jill Hender and Marion Wells

Missenden Abbey, Animal Bones from the medieval and post-medieval occupations of Great Missenden Abbey, a preliminary report, 2013,pp 12-15, Yvonne Edwards

Missenden Abbey, Human Burials from Great Missenden Abbey, a preliminary report, 2013, pp16-17, Yvonne Edwards and Rebecca Thompson

Missenden Abbey: An Interim Report, 2014, pp19-23, Jill Hender and Marion Wells

Mostar, Ankor ,and Egypt, Modern Risks to Ancient Sites, 2000, pp11-13, L Woldemariam

Mount Wood and Valley Farm, Sarratt, Romano-British Finds, 1987, pp 12-22, S and P Cauvain

Mount Wood Field, Continued Exploration of the Romano-British Villa site at Sarratt Ditches and burials, 2012,pp3-12, Yvonne Edwards, John Gover and Marion Wells

Mount Wood field, Roman coins found at,2012,pp13-16, Jim West

Pann Mill, High Wycombe, 1994, pp 20-21, S Cauvain

Pann Mill, High Wycombe, 1996, pp 6-8, S Cauvain

Parish Registers, Their Origins and Present Day Usages, 1977, p4, M Everrett

Penn Bottom, Windmill Mound, 1992,pp17-20, P & S Cauvain

Penn Street, Churchyard Survey at Holy Trinity Church, 2006,p 24, H and D Hide and C Gadsden

Penn Tile Industry, 1981,pp17-22, D Turner

Penn Tile, 1990, pp14-5, S Cauvain,

Penn Tiles from Puttenham Place Farm, 1987, pp 25-27, P Cauvain,

Pottery and Tile from Mr Spruytenburg's Allotment, Taylor's Farm Chesham, 2002, p11, M Wells

Prehistoric Settlement in our Area, 1985,pp17-21, B Stainton

Punjab, A Museum in the, 1996, pp10-11, H Hide

Puttenham Place Farm,Penn Tiles, 1987, pp 25-27, P Cauvain

Quarrendon, Lost Village, Heritage Open Day and Geophysical Survey, 2007, pp26-27, J Gover

Quit Rents, Ceremony , 1992, City of London, 1993, pp 27-8, C Oakes

Raans Farm, Translation of Conveyance Relating to.., 1982, pp 10-3, W & H Cockle

Raans Farm, Under Barn Floor, 1983, pp13-4, B Stainton

Raans Farm, The Fields and People of.., 1984, pp12-15, W & H Cockle

Rickmansworth, Recent Finds in the Grounds of The Royal Masonic School, 1998, p12, M Wells

Rickmansworth Masonic School, Roman Road," Big Dig" , 2004, pp 18-19, M Wells

Rickmansworth Masonic School, Roman Road-Resistivity Survey, 2005, p19, M Wells and J Gover

Ridge and Furrow in the Chilterns, 1999, pp6-8, B Stainton

Roman Road of Chess and Misbourne Valleys, 2004, pp6-9, Field group

Roman Roads & how to look for them, 1978, pp5-6, J Milford

Roman Villa, Solesbridge, CVAHS Training Dig, 2007, pp1-5, Y Edwards and M Wells

Romano-British Settlement, Excavation at Valley Farm, Sarratt, 2009, pp 8-15 ,Y Edwards, J Gover and M Wells

Romano-British Setttlement at Valley Farm, Sarratt, Further Investigation, 2010, pp 16-27, Y Edwards

Romans in the Chess Valley, 2003, pp 9-12, T Yates

Sarratt Mill, The Compleatest Mill on the Stream, 2009, pp22-26, A Coleman

Sarratt Mill House Excavation, 2009, pp 27-30, Field Group

Sarratt,, Further Investigation at the Romano-British Setttlement at Valley Farm, 2010,pp 16-27, Y Edwards

Sheriff, The Office of, 1992, p22, P Palmer

Sarratt, Mount Wood Field, Continued Exploration of the Romano-British Villa site Ditches and burials, 2012,pp3-12, Yvonne Edwards, John Gover and Marion Wells

Sarratt, Mount Wood field, Roman coins found at,2012,pp13-16, Jim West

Sicily impressions, Some Greeks and Normans, 2001. pp 8-12, M Everett

Solesbridge Villa, Chorleywood,-The Search for---an ongoing Saga, 2005, pp15-17, M Wells and J Gover

Solesbridge Roman Villa, Search, CVAHS Training Dig, 2007, pp1-5, Y Edwards and M Wells

Stratford's Yard, Chesham, Excavations of a Mesolithic Site,1983, pp 15-20, B Stainton

St. John of Beverley, 2002, pp2-6, M Everett

St Leonard's Church Field, Chesham Bois, Is this a Deserted Medieval Village?, 2006, pp9-12. A Paton and J Gover

St Mary's Churchyard, Chesham, 1977, pp4-5, P Everrett

St Mary's Church, Chesham, Monumental Inscriptions in the Churchyard of.., 1984, pp11-2

Surnames and Place Names, 1988, pp 21-25, A Baines

Thames at Marlow, Anglo-Saxon Spearhead , 2001, p12, M Wells

Thomas Weedon, Will, 2001, pp20-24, Records Group

Tithe Maps and Social History, 1983, p6-8, The Records Group

Valley Farm and Mount Wood , Romano-British Finds,1987, pp 12-22 ,P and S Cauvain

Valley Farm, Sarratt Bottom, Part of a Roman Landscape, 2006, pp 4- 8, J Gover

Valley Farm, Sarratt Bottom, Metal Detecting, A Positive Result, 2008, pp 25-29, J Gover

Valley Farm, Sarratt, Excavation of Romano-British Settlement, 2009, pp 8-15, Y Edwards, J Gover and M Wells

Valley Farm, Sarratt, Further Investigation at the Romano-British Setttlement at 2010, pp 16-27, Y Edwards

Victorian Summer House, 2002, pp12-13, H Hide

Water Main between Amersham-on -the-Hill and Ashley Green Road North of Chesham, 1991, pp157, M Wells

Watermills of the River Chess, Ten centuries of sustainable energy, 2007, pp 9-13, W Templeton

Weedon, Thomas, Will, 2001, pp20-24, Records Group

Wenner Array, use of at Valley Farm , 2009, p 16, J Gover

Whelpley Hill, Interim report on Contour Survey on Earthwork at , 2001, pp 3-5, J Gover and M Wells

Whelpley Hill Enclosure, A geophysical Investigation, Simple Earth bank or Ancient Chieftain's Home, 2001, pp5-7, J Gover

Whelpley Hill Ring Enclosure- Topographic Survey, Interim Interpretation, 2005, pp13-14, John Gover

Whelpley Hill Excavations 2013, 2013, pp21-22,

Whelpley Hill, An Enigmatic Earthwork Enclosure, 2014, pp3-13, Yvonne Edwards

Whitchurch, Bolebec Castle, Bucks, 1986,p 13, B Stainton

White Hill School Centenary Building Fund,1988, p27, P Palmer

Wilberforce, Dr Samuel, and the Chesham Connection Part I, 1996, pp 13-16, S Foxell

Wilberforce, William, and the Chesham Connection Part II, 1997, pp 9-13, S Foxell

Winchmore Hill, 19th Century Pottery, 1995, pp 7-9, J Chaffey

Windmill Mound, Penn Bottom, 1992,pp 17-20, P & S Cauvain

Yale, Elihu, The Chesham Connection , 2003, pp 6-8, C Gadsden,

Yale, Elihu, Possible Connection with Chesham, 2004, pp20-21, C Gadsden,