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Longworth & District History Society
actively exploring the history of our parishes

Library in a Box

Our library box is open at all “hall” meetings see Our Programme.

Our society library box holds a selection of books and documents on local history and contains information on the history of our local villages. These books, listed below are on FREE LOAN to members of the society providing they sign the loan book.

Our Library is kept in a members' home and travels to our hall and back on meeting nights.

It is therefore all kept in a box ( or one or two!).This list shows what we hold.


The Manor of Kingston Bagpuize ~ A. Henderson Livesey.

Victoria County History of Berkshire ~ Photocopies of local village extracts .

The Village Millennium  Kingston Bagpuize ~  W.R. Carmichael.

The Cultivators  Kingston Bagpuize  ~ Murray Maclean.

Milestones & Toll-Houses  Thames Valley On Old Turnpike Roads ~ Alan Rosevear

Fyfield to St John's Bridge and Kingston Bagpuize. to Newbridge Turnpikes.  ~ Alan Rosevear

Wallingford, Wantage and Faringdon Turnpike.  ~ Alan Rosevear

Letter To Pippa  Kingston Bagpuize between the Wars ~ Sybil Beard.

The Hush Hush Factory  Tubney Woods ~ Nigel Dawe.

Oxfordshire Local History Volume 5 Number 1.

Invasion 1940, Britain's defence line through Tubney, Fyfield and Kingston Bagpuize.

The Old Rectory, Hinton Waldrist ~ Sara van Loock & Peter Bushell

Oxfordshire History; Directory of Research 1989

History of The Pig Improvement Company - Small in number - Big in spirit Kingston Bagpuize

Oxfordshire Local History vol 4 No 1 Shadow Factory Tubney Woods .

Marten's Hall Farm, Longworth, a History ~ Peter Bushell

Listed Buildings Report Kingston Bagpuize, Southmoor, Longworth, Hinton.

Late Victorian Hanney, agricultural community ~ Hanney History Group  1994.

Standlake, a Millennium ~ Maureen Nicholas.

Uffington Parish Trail ~ Sharon Smith  1994

The Forge, Kingston Bagpuize, a history ~ Andrew Hiles CD ROM

The Forge, Kingston Bagpuize, a history ~ Andrew Hiles Booklet version

Buckland Remembered, a Millennium Celebration 2000 .

Longworth Through The Centuries. ~ Jasmine Howse 1982 LHS 1997.

Longworth Census Figures for 1881 and 1891.

Kingston Bagpuize / Southmoor / Tubney - The  Census for 1881 & 1891. ~ Transcripts by the Longworth History Society

Sale of Kingston Bagpuize Estate, 1936  Central Portion.

Agnes Louisa Illingworth edited ~ Elizabeth Raikes 1938.

Kelmscott Manor; Pamphlets and web site material notes

Yarnton 1918, a look at the recent past ~ Robin Hearn  2001

Kingston Bagpuize Church monumental Inscriptions 1624 to 1995. 
 ~ Jill & Barry Muir 1997 for OFHS

Excavations At Marcham / Frilford 2001-2002 ~ Ridgeway & Vale Project

Circular Walks Around Cumnor

The Seven Shires Walk ~ Elaine Steane 2002 Reardon Publishing

Rural life in the vale of white horse 1780-1914. ~ Nigel Hammond  1974

A Farmer's year 1913-14. Selected bills and receipts from the ~  Guy Weaving Farm.

The Old Berkshire Hunt ~ William Fawcett 1940

Berkshire Vale ~ Wilfred Howe-Nurse, Illustrated ~ Cecil Aldin. 1927

A History of Fyfield School 1875 - 1981 ~ Diana Triplow 2004

A Towpath Walk In Oxford ~ Mark Davies & Catherine Robinson 2001

The Abingdon Waterturnpike Murder ~ Mark Davies  2003

May Day To Mummers ~ Christine Bloxham  2002

As we were. Memories of 20c Fyfield & Tubney. ~ Fyfield history club 2005

A Berkshire Village [Stanford In The Vale] Its History & Antiquities 1866

The Longworth Rose Volume One 1998-2005.

A day in the life of a Victorian farm worker ~ F.E .Huggett 1972 .

The Wilts and Berks Canal ~ Doug Small 1999 .

A Trunk Call From The Past  1913-15 ~ Guy and Kitty Weaving

Oxford In Focus  Introduction To Photo-Essay ~ Alan Bullock 1963

A Year In The Life of A Wildlife Garden - Kingston Bagpuize ~ Jenny Steel

The Geology of Oxfordshire. ~ Philip Powell 2005

The Diary of William Tayler, Footman 1837 ~ edited Dorothy Wise

An Illustrated Potted History of Fyfield ~ Diana Triplow

Iron Age and Roman Wychwood ~ Tim Copeland

Rural Oxfordshire in the 1990s. Oxfordshire Rural Community Council

Harwell the Enigma Revealed. 2006. ~ Nick Hance

Family History, a Guardian Supplement. April 2007.

Charney Bassett Watermill.

Charney Manor 1300 - 1970

The Upper Thames Major Resource Development  Reservoir Sites Vol 1 and 2 plus CD

Memories of a War Guest ~ Anthea Cooke-Yarborough 2007

Enid Fernandes ~ Anthea Cooke-Yarborough 2007

Those wer' the days - MG’s Abingdon Factory ~ Brian Moylan

The Little Book of MG ~ Jon Stroud

An MG is Born [DVD]  ~ Mark Evans

Wantage, Farringdon & The Vale Villages in old photographs

Sources For Local History Research set of booklets

Researching Your Family History  Four booklets two CDs ;

Berkshire in Camera Vale of White Horse 1845-1920

A Village Lost and Found ~ Brian May 2009  Includes 3D viewer

Marcham Remembered a village in picture 2009 ~ Marcham History Society

Hatford. A Parish Record ~ Violet Howse

Treasures of Oxfordshire ~ Famos

The Painfil Plough. ~ Roy Palmer

From Soigne to Standlake ~ Derek Bumfrey

Discovering Carts and Wagons ~ John Vince

Vintage Farm Machines  ~ John Vince 

The Story of Farm Tools  ~ Young Farmers Club 

Growing Up in Longworth  ~ Ray Dunsdon 2010 

Ducklington History ~ five booklets 

Fyfield Down SSSI Bibliography and Trail ~  Peter Keene 

The Honour of St Valery; English Manor [Hinton Waldrist]  ~ Nicholas Davenport