Rutland Record Series Researching Rutland	Registered Charity No 700273 Rutland Local History & Record Society
No 1: Tudor Rutland: The County Community under Henry VIII ed. Julian Cornwall (1980). Transcripts of the county’s Military Survey of 1522 and the Lay Subsidy of 1524, with introduction. Includes lists of men in every village who were available for military service and similar lists of those liable to pay the lay subsidy. (Hardback, 134pp - Item currently out of stock No 2: The Weather Journals of a Rutland Squire ed. John Kington (1988). Thomas Barker of Lyndon Hall, brother-in-law of Gilbert White, kept detailed weather, farming and countryside records for over 60 years in the 18th century, which now form an invaluable resource for meteorologists and environmental historians. Introduction, commentaries, maps, illustrations, glossary, index. (Paperback, 218pp - Item currently out of stock No 3: Stained Glass in Rutland Churches by Paul Sharpling (1997). Complete survey and gazetteer of the county’s surviving church glass; introduction; lists of glaziers, subjects, dedicatees, donors, heraldry. (Paperback, colour illustrations, 80pp - Item currently out of stock No 4: Time in Rutland: a history and gazetteer of the bells, scratch dials, sundials and clocks of Rutland Definitive work covering everything to do with the measurement of time in Rutland’s churches and domestic buildings, from simple sundials to complex clocks. Historical introduction, full gazetteer and description of clocks, dials, bells and ringing customs. Details of clock-makers, watchmakers and bell-founders. Many quotations from primary archive sources. Bibliography, appendices and indices. - Item currently out of stock Click here to see reviews of this book No 5: The Heritage of Rutland Water Compiled and edited by Robert Ovens and Sheila Sleath (2nd impression 2008). Publishing the results of a Heritage Lottery Fund supported project to study the area of Rutland Water in detail, recording its history, archaeology, people, villages, buildings, landscape, geology and natural history; chapters on the construction of the reservoir, sailing, fishing, birdwatching, flora and fauna; bibliography and index. - Item currently out of stock Click here to: View the Rutland Water Project; Read the book on-line; View book launch held at Rutland Sailing club No 6: Improving Agriculture in Nineteenth Century Rutland: The Life and Achievements of Richard Westbrook Baker (1797-1861), Steward of the Exton Estate by Vanessa Doe R W Baker was the most important and influential improver of agriculture in Rutland in the early nineteenth century, a period of rapid agricultural change. As estate steward for Sir Noel Noel Bt he became a leading breeder of Shorthorn cattle, winning many medals and prizes. He helped to found the Rutland Agricultural Society, designed an improved type of plough, set up ploughing meetings, introduced spade allotments, and endeavoured to improve the lot of poor farmer labourers. This biography by Vanessa Doe celebrates his achievements and demonstrates the profound effect he had on many aspects of rural life in the county. (Paperback, Crown 4to, viii + 128pp, 71 illustrations. £12.50 (members £10.00), UK p&p £2.50) See Press Report : Order online via GENfair : See Presentation All orders for publications, with payment in sterling including postage as shown above, and trade enquiries should be sent to: The Honorary Editor, RLHRS, c/o Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HW, England The Society can only accept payment for orders by post by cheque in sterling made payable to ‘RLHRS’ and drawn on a UK bank. If you wish to order and pay on-line by credit or debit card (whether from overseas or from the UK), please follow the link to GENfair, where you will be able to do so securely. Please note that the postage and packing charges levied by GENfair may be different from those for sales direct from the Society, and that members' reduced rates are not available through GENfair. Click here to use the GENfair online ordering service