The Berkshire Record Society

Registered Charity No: 1027976

President: Mr James Puxley, Lord-Lieutenant of Berkshire

Chairman: Professor Ralph Houlbrooke

General Editor: Dr Peter Durrant

Welcome to the website of the Berkshire Record Society. The Society was founded in October 1993 to print scholarly editions of important documents on the history of Berkshire held in the Berkshire Record Office and elsewhere. Our aim is to publish one volume each year and we welcome ideas for new projects.

Before the Society was formed there was no systematic programme of publishing historic records in Berkshire. Yet the county has a rich heritage of written records. The Society has selected a wide variety of documents ranging in date from the middle ages to the nineteenth century as the subjects for its volumes. Eighteen volumes have been published and more are in preparation. Each volume contains the printed transcript of an original text, fully annotated, with a scholarly introduction and an index.

The Society is backed by the History Department of the University of Reading and by the Berkshire Record Office and has individual and institutional members from around the world including many leading university and national libraries.

In this website you will find details of the benefits of membership; how to join the Society and how to order our publications which are available to members and to non-members.

Since its foundation the Society has made an important contribution to scholarship in Berkshire.

Order form for the second edition of An Historical Atlas of Berkshire published by Berkshire Record Society in December 2012.

Atlas Cover
Edited by Joan Dils and Margaret Yates
with maps by Clive Brown
ISBN: 0 9548716 9 3