Drawings of Berkshire churches and their contents

Scope and Content

Drawings of Berkshire churches and their contents, many by J.C. Buckler, collected by Henry Hinton and James Hunt, early 19th century, and continued by Sir Thomas Phillips, who bought them from Hunt in 1820. The drawings are arranged alphabetically by parish, A-G, H-R, S-W.

Administrative / Biographical History

J.C. Buckler (1793-1894), Henry Hinton (1749-1816), James Hunt (1795-1857) and Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872, see the Dictionary of National Biography for further details on Phillipps) were all antiquaries.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, Hodgson's, 29 Jan. 1959, lot 628.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 53743-5.

Custodial History

Philipps MS. 24118.

Related Material

See also the topographical and personal papers of Sir Thomas Phillipps (MSS. Phillipps-Robinson, MSS. Rubbings Phillipps-Robinson); the papers of A.N.L. Munby concerning Phillipps (MS. Phillipps-Munby); a volume of drawings and engravings of churches, monuments and brasses in Berkshire and Oxford city by Hunt, Hinton and Buckler (MS. Top. gen. b. 64); a typescript list of monumental brasses described or illustrated in the topographical collections of Henry Hinton and James Hunt compiled by J.F.A. Bertram (MS. Top. gen. d. 60); notes on Berkshire churches and drawings of brasses by Henry Hinton and James Hunt (MS. Top. Berks. b. 42); engravings of churches, manor houses and other buildings by Buckler (MS. Top. gen. c. 103); catalogue of an exhibition, arranged by Oxford Arts Club, 1929, of drawings by J.C. Buckler (MS. Top. Oxon. d. 965); a collection of Indian ink drawings of buildings in Oxford by J.C. Buckler (MSS. Don. a. 2-3); two volumes of Oxfordshire church notes compiled by Hinton (MSS. Don. c. 90-1); eleven notebooks of topographical notes, compiled by Hinton and Hunt, concerning Oxfordshire and Berkshire parishes (MSS Don. d. 142, e. 112-14, e. 111, e. 107-10); notebooks of Hinton concerning Oxford city and university (MSS. Don. d. 138-9); Hinton's indexes to his collections (MS. Don. d. 143); and the Berkshire collections of Henry Hinton (MS. Don. c. 146);