Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies December and Christmas closures
Due to stocktaking and the Christmas holidays we will only be open on two days between 16 December 2019 and 1 January 2020. We will be open as normal on 24 December and 31 December.
Search our catalogue online at archives.buckscc.gov.uk.
- The catalogue contains over 140,000 entries
- It is continually updated as cataloguing is completed on different parts of the collections
1872 Beer House List
In November 1872, the Clerk of the Peace ordered the Chief Constable of Bucks to draw up a list of all the licensed houses in the county. The work was carried out with great speed, the completed list being submitted just over a fortnight later. It gives the pub name, its owners and occupier as well as how long it has been licensed. We are particularly lucky to have it as it comes at a time when other records survive infrequently. View the list.
Licensed marriages in the Archdeaconry of Buckingham
Those wishing to pay a fee were able to avoid the publicity and delays involved in marrying by the calling of the banns by obtaining a licence from the Archdeacon of Buckingham. Paperwork from around 15,000 of these marriages survive, generally in the form of bond or allegation. The originals of these items can be viewed in the Archives searchroom. View the list.
School admission registers
Our pre-1914 school admission registers are now available online via Find My Past. The collection includes registers from 40 different schools and covers the period 1870-1914. Access is free at the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies as well as in libraries and study centres in Buckinghamshire.
Sharing Wycombe's Old Photos (SWOP)
Access thousands of historical images of High Wycombe and the surrounding area, including a large collection of images held in Local Studies at High Wycombe Library.
Last updated: 12 March 2019