Inventories of Bedfordshire Country Houses 1714-1830
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304 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

33 b/w.

Series: Publications Bedfordshire Hist Rec Soc

Series Vol. Number: 74

Imprint: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society

Inventories of Bedfordshire Country Houses 1714-1830

Edited by James Collett-White and Chris Pickford

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This is an edition of household inventories which list in detail the contents of sixteen Bedfordshire country houses

This is an edition of household inventories which list in detail the contents of sixteen Bedfordshire country houses. Among them are lesser known houses such as the Hasells and the Prebendal House at Leighton Buzzard as well as mansions such as Wrest Park and Southill. The volume includes a general introduction, an account of each of the houses covered, contemporary illustrations and indexes of names and subjects

James Collett-White is an archivist and has worked at the Isle of Wight Record Office (1970-1974), Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service (1975-2012) and has been Archivist to Sir Samuel Whitbread since 1997. He has contributed to several BHRS volumes and was, for a short time, the Society's general editor. He has published articles to celebrate the hundredth anniversaries of Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service and BHRS and researches, lectures and writes on history in Bedfordshire. He is working with Bob Ricketts and David Newman on another volume for BHRS on the Turner family of Milton Ernest.

Chris Pickford studied history at Leicester and qualified as an archivist at University College London. He joined the staff of Bedfordshire County Record Office in 1977, becoming County Archivist in 1986. He left in 1998 to become Director of the Church of England Record Centre (CERC) in London. While at BCRO he took an active part in BHRS. He is an acknowledged expert on clocks and bells. Among a wide range of historical interests, architectural history and the study of buildings rank highest. Since leaving CERC in 2001 he has worked freelance. His revised edition of the Pevsner Buildings of England volume on Warwickshire, his native county, was published in 2016.

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January 1995

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Title Details

304 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

33 b/w.

Series: Publications Bedfordshire Hist Rec Soc

Series Vol. Number: 74

Imprint: Bedfordshire Historical Record Society