Reports

126 Company Canadian Forestry Corps. Ampthill 1917-18

Large Scale Felling and Dressing of Timber before Shipping to Europe in WW 1 for use in the Trenches and Below Surface Fortifications.
Kevan J. Fadden

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Rail Points Revealed

Found during the construction of a car park on the A6 lay-by near Maulden Woods Bedfordshire
Kevan Fadden FSA

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Untold Secret of WWII

One Man’s War, an Airman involved in high security work. His training and life leading to intercepting coded messages at Chicksands Priory, a feeder to Station X.
C.L. Waywell

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All Saints Church Chalgrave

An Appreciation of its Architecture and Mediaeval Wall Paintings. Kevan J Fadden FSA

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Bedfordshire Local History Association 2012 Conference Report

Saturday 9 June 2012

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All Saints Church, Segenhoe, Bedfordshire

“A Teaching Aid” Ivan J. O’dell, 4 July 1981

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All Saints Church, Segenhoe, Bedfordshire

A Pictorial Survey. Kevan J. Fadden & Brian D. Lazelle. 1981

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All Saints Church, Segenhoe, Bedfordshire

Revisited 2009. Kevan J. Fadden

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Ruxox Farm

Report on Romano British artefacts found on the surface of Ruxox Farm in the County of Bedfordshire. Kevan J. Fadden

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Home Guard

Development of “A” Coy 3rd Battalion Home Guard Platoon 1. AMPTHILL. Kevan J. Fadden

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Watermill, Flitwick

Report of a 19th Century Watermill in Flitwick. Kevan J. Fadden

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Roman Road

An Archaeological evaluation of an ancient track between Flitwick & Shefford. Kevan J. Fadden

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World War II Air Raid Shelter

An Archaeological Evaluation of a World War II Air Raid Shelter at the Old Rectory, Hills End, Eversholt, Bedfordshire. 1997. Updated 2020 with confirmed connections with propaganda and psychological warfare. Kevan J Fadden

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In Search of a Duck Decoy

Location & Review of an Ancient Duck Decoy in the Parish of Houghton Conquest TL 04134015 Revised 2011 Kevan J Fadden

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A group of possible Iron Age/Early Roman pits adjacent to the Ampthill Bypass under construction.

Rescue Excavation of belgic/Early Roman Pits Kevan J. Fadden

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Ampthill bypass archaeology.

An overview of the Society’s results when investigating the Ampthill Bypass 1982. Kevan J. Fadden

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Mr. Fred Cowell’s Memories of the Ampthill WW11 Defences

A Recording made in 1995.

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WW11 Defences of Ampthill. (Updated 2018) Kevan J. Fadden FSA

An archaeological survey of evidence for WWII activities in Ampthill Bedfordshire combined with historical and oral references where they could be obtained. Most of this work was carried out in the late 1990’s.

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Wrest Park

The Society has had very good relations with Wrest Park over the years, the members have researched the House and gardens to confirm the written record. This has involved photography, geophysics, archaeology, landscape interpretation and oral research. Where possible the results have been compared with historical records.

An Archaeological Evaluation of a collapsed culvert in the gardens of Wrest Park Silsoe Bedfordshire. March 1997. Kevan J. Fadden, Michael J.Turner

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Photographic Survey of an early Nineteenth Century heating system for the stairs and foyer of Wrest Park mansion. Kevan J. Fadden, Michael J. Turner

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The Search for a lost Moat. A Resistance Survey of the Old House at Wrest. K. J. Fadden and M. J.  Turner

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Geophysics carried out by the Society in the gardens of Wrest Park Silsoe, Bedfordshire. Kevan J. Fadden, Michael J.Turner

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Results of an inspection and photographic survey of the cellars of Wrest Park Mansion Silsoe. Michael J B Turner, Kevan J Fadden

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The History of the Waterways Development At Wrest Park, Silsoe. Michael J Turner

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A Photographic Survey of Iron Gates & Railings in Ampthill carried out in 1993 and updated in 2015. Kevan J. Fadden FSA

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Exhibitions

Story of the First-fifth Bedfords

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WWI Troops in Ampthill Park

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Ampthill Park and

Ampthill Castle

Ampthill Park Walk 25/07/09

Notes to complement the first Ampthill Castle excavation. Kevan J. Fadden

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Information on the Workers obtained from the Accounts for the Manor of Ampthill 1533-1567 (revised 2013)

The names of a large number of workers are given in the accounts for works carried out at the Manor of Ampthill which may be of interest to family historians. Michael J. B. Turner

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Summary of the Information obtained from the Accounts available for the King’s Manor of Ampthill 1533 – 1567 (revised 2013)

This report is based on the accounts available for works carried out at the Manor of Ampthill. Michael J. B. Turner

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Ampthill Castle

Resistance Survey of the area believed to be the site of Ampthill Castle in the County of Bedfordshire.
September 2002 & April 2003. Revised January 2011
& Survey of Castle site using a Bartington 601 Gradiometer
September 2010
Parts 1 & 2. Kevan J. Fadden, Michael J. B. Turner, Brian D. Lazelle
Part 2. Clive Makin

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Ampthill Castle

The Orientation of Ampthill Old House or Castle
Michael J. B. Turner

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Ampthill Park House

Photographs of Lord Wensleydale’s Family and the Park C. 1860 -1880
Simon Houfe, FSA. Kevan Fadden, FSA

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Further Geophysical work on the area believed to be the site of Ampthill Castle.

Pseudo-sections of selected areas of the original geophysical survey carried out on the area believed to be the site of Ampthill Castle in the County of Bedfordshire. 2008 & 2009.
Kevan J. Fadden & Michael J. B. Turner

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Transcripts of Accounts

for the King’s Manor of

Ampthill, 1533-1567

By Michael J B Turner, 2017

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Transcript, in modern English, of MS. Rawlinson D.776 ff235-241 held at The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford.

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Transcript in modern English of Newcastle Manuscripts Ne O1– 667 held at Hallward Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham.

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Transcript, in modern English, of MS.Rawlinson D.780 ff.218-246 held at Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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Transcript, in modern English, of Newcastle Manuscripts Ne O 2-3/379 held at Hallward Library, Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham.

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Transcript, in modern English, of Manuscript MS.Don.c.206 folios 224-232 held in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

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Transcript, in modern English, of Add.MS 10109 held in the British Library.

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Transcript of E 101/504/2 held in the National Archives, Kew.

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Transcript of E351/3326 held in the National Archives, Kew.

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Transcript, in modern English, of Manuscript E351/3203 held in the National Archives, Kew.

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The Lodges in and around Ampthill Great Park during and after the reign of Henry VIII.

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The Muster at the King’s Manor of Ampthill in 1536

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