Manning & Bray
Vict Count. Hist
The standard historical sources have, of course, been used in the
development of this web site. I am trying to build
up an electronic full-text collection of these (see the hyperlinks in the left hand
margin). For the first time this should allow these sources be electronically
searched (use the 'search' page available on the 'home' page of this web site if you want
to search the entire site or use 'edit/find' on the toolbar of your browser to search
through the text on just one page). The standard historical sources which
are available on this web site are:
- 1811 Manning and Bray's The History and Antiquities of Surrey
- 1902-12 The Victoria County History of Surrey
The excellent Surrey History Centre in Woking is a good source of material -
for Chobham contents you can search their Archives Index Database online.
Go to www.shs.surreycc.gov.uk.
In addition, much of the material in the sources listed below has been invaluable.
||Joy Mason permitted me to include extensive extracts from her book
'Cebba's Ham; The Story of Chobham'.
Unfortunately this book is now out of
print, but if you would like a copy of Joy's other book, 'The History of Chobham Common', then please send a cheque for £2.50 and a SSAE
to the Chobham Museum, Benhams Corner, Bagshot Rd, Chobham, Surrey.
||The booklet "I Remember Chobham ....." , by Gill Willis is
dedicated to Chobhammers both past and present who have watched our village change from a
rural gem until the end of the 20th Century. It contains some excellent photographs and
wonderful first hand memories of life in Chobham.
Price £2.50; available from Chobham Museum, Benhams
Corner, Bagshot Rd, Chobham, Surrey.
||This souvenir issue of the Parish Magazine was delivered to every home in
Chobham. It gives a brief history of Chobham and contains some wonderful
reminiscences and photographs.
||Published in 1989, this is probably the most carefully researched and extensive history of
Chobham so far produced. During his retirement, Robbie devoted 12 years to studying
every ancient document relevant to Chobham. What is really useful is that Robbie
reproduces each document reference in full. It is particularly strong on Chobham
A paperback reprint is available price £14.99 plus £3 postage to the
Please send a cheque made payable to The Chobham Museum to:
G. F. Mann,
|The following books are published by the Surrey
Archaeological Society. Please make cheques payable to ‘Surrey
Archaeological Society’ and return with the completed order
form to the Society at Castle Arch, Guildford, GU1 3SX
Depths: An Archaeological Exploration of Surrey’s Past
illustrated in colour, presents an absorbing account of the story of
Surrey from the formation of its landscape and the first human footsteps
on its soil to the defences built during the Second World War and the
coming of the motorways.
book also includes a guide to Surrey’s museums and a selection of sites
of interest in the county.
(inc p&p): members £11.50; non members £12.95
Medieval Surrey: Landholding, Church and Settlement before 1300
by John Blair
A study of institutions and
the economy in Surrey during the early and central Middle Ages. The themes
discussed include the manorial structure, agrarian growth, field systems,
parish churches and the parochial system.
Price £8 to members; £10
to non-members (+£2 p&p)
Also of interest:
- "Bisley People in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. R.J.
Palmer 1978. Well researched volume but apparently out of print.
R.J. Palmer seems to be uncontactable. Surrey Archaeological
Society and Surrey Heath Museum have a copy each.