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WILTSHIRE CHURCH GOODS seized 1553: By F. A. CARRINGTON, Esq.
MANUSCRIPT COLLECTIONS FOR WILTSHIRE, in the Library of Sir Thos.
LELAND'S JOURNEY THROUGH WILTSHIRE, A.D. 1540-42. With a
[Cricklade, 135. Malmesbury, 137. Corsham, Haselbury, South
Salisbury Cathedral, 164-71. Fisherton Delamere, 173. Stone-
Trowbridge and Frome, 191. Bradford, 191. Selwood Forest,
192. Maiden Bradley, 193. Stourton, 193.7
“ GARSTON” Explained.......
BOYTON CHURCH. No. 1: By the Rev. A. FANE. .....
MALMESBURY ABBEY. License for its conversion into a Parish Church :
By the Rev. EDW. WILTON .......
THE ANCIENT STYLES AND DESIGNATIONS OF PERSONS: By F. A. CAR-
RINGTON, Esq. ..............
Cucking Stool at Wootton Basset.......
Ditto near Worthing ...............
Ditto Sir Alex. Giffard's Effigy ..
In laying before the public, under the present form, an Account . of the Inaugural Meeting of the Wilts Archæological and Natural History Society, an opportunity is offered of explaining the character of the Publication which the Society now proposes to put forth.
It will be seen in the Rules, that a General Meeting is to be held once in every year, at some time and place to be fixed by the Committee, for the purpose of receiving an Annual Report, transacting business, and reading such Papers as may have been prepared for the occasion. These, with the Proceedings of each Meeting, will of course appear in print.
But it has been thought advisable not to confine the Society's efforts to an Annual Report. In the hope of sustaining a more lively interest in the objects for which it has been established, it is proposed to commence, as a medium of intercourse, a series of publications, of which the present is the First, relating to the general History and Antiquities of the County of Wilts. To those who reside in the more remote parts of it, such a means of communication, will be, it is presumed, particularly acceptable.
In order to place it within the reach of readers of every class, it will require to be of a more inexpensive kind than is common in Archæological and Topographical works: so that illustrations in engraving or lithograph, cannot frequently be introduced, unless