Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire
Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire is a project launched in 2018, with only a few churches included at the moment.
This page was last updated on 16 Jan 2021
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Update pending. - However I cannot resist mentioning the following one:
Bob Speel's Sculpture Website ~ Bob Speel has put together a vast amount of information on Sculpture, mainly in England, with most of it concentrated on Church Monuments. He has a particularly comprehensive and useful section with Biographies of many Sculptors at: Bob Speel's List of Sculptors (www.speel.me.uk)
These include Family History websites, as researchers use our detailed information about the people windows were dedicated to, and who donated those windows.
Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society ~ The Buckinghamshire Architectural and Archaeological Society was founded in 1847 to ensure the preservation of the county's antiquities, and to collect accurate information about them. As with other similar Societies in other counties, its early years were dominated by the clergy, who took a great interest in the vast amount of church restoration and new church building that was being done in the mid 19th century. The Society went on the found the County Museum in Aylesbury. (www.bucksas.org.uk)
Buckinghamshire Family History Society ~ The Buckinghamshire Family History Society was formed in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in Buckinghamshire including the historic county. The Society caters for those with Bucks ancestry and members researching ancestry elsewhere. (www.bucksfhs.org.uk) Their website has useful pages on the individual parishes of Bucks, with a parish index available at bucksparishes
Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society ~ The Buckinghamshire Genealogy Society was formed in 1992 to assist their members with their family history researches. (www.bucksgs.org.uk)
Buckinghamshire's Historic Churches Trust ~ Buckinghamshire's Historic Churches Trust was founded in 1957 to raise funds towards the repair and restoration of the county's Historic Churches. They have now given grants of over £1 million pounds to over 300 churches of all denominations in Buckinghamshire. Now their main fund-raising event the annual 'Ride and Stride' which takes place every September, on the second Saturday. (www.bucks-historic-churches.org)
County Views - Buckinghamshire Church Photos ~ Kevin and Peter Quick have put together exterior photos of many Buckinghamshire churches. (www.countyviews.com/bucks/church.htm)
GENUKI - Buckinghamshire ~ Genealogy of the UK & Ireland is a very large website which has seperate sections on each county. Buckinghamshire has its own section with most of the information divided into individual pages on Towns and Parishes. (http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/BKM/)
Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire ~ This is the on-line version of the RCHME (Bucks) which was published in 1912 and 1913. Buckinghamshire is very fortunate to have been the second of only 9 counties in England to have had all its buildings dating from before 1700 surveyed by the Royal Commissioners who produced excellent surveys of the historic churches of Bucks, with 851 pages. The last volume was published in 1986 after which the whole Inventory programme was sadly abandoned. (www.british-history.ac.uk/search/series/rchme)
Victoria County History - Buckinghamshire ~ The on-line version of the VCH (Bucks) which was published between 1905 and 1928 is the most detailed historical survey of Buckinghamshire, with 1934 pages. (www.british-history.ac.uk/search/series/vch-bucks)
Historic Churches of Buckinghamshire
All photographs by Michael G Hardy unless stated otherwise