The Victoria County History of Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire was completed in four volumes between 1905 and 1927, with an index volume published in 1928.

Volume I included prehistory, Anglo-Saxon archaeology, the Domesday Book, ecclesiastical history, and religious houses and an essay on the agriculture of the county. The hundreds and parishes were handled topographically in Volumes II, III and IV, which also included sections on Social and Economic History, Industries, Forestry, Schools, and Sport. 

The Buckinghamshire volumes were noted for being particularly strong on their treatment of manors and churches but weaker on economic and social history at the parochial level. The extent of development in the county - notably the development of the new town of Milton Keynes, a village when it was described in Volume IV (1927) - means that work is needed to update these volumes.

Parts of Volumes I and II and all of Volumes III and IV are available free on British History Online. For full access to all volumes, check your local library catalogue or your local archive.