Bonney’s church notes being notes on the churches in the Archdeaconry of Lincoln 1845-1848. Edited by the Reverend N.S.Harding.
Lincoln, Keyworth & Sons 1937.
8vo. xiv + (2) + 290pp. Publisher’s cloth, spine a little worn and faded. Pencil ownership inscription of R.W.Ambler, Lincoln 30 October 2001.
Notes on the then state of no fewer than 526 churches in the Archdeaconry of Lincoln (covering much of the county of Lincolnshire), written by the Rev.Henry Kaye Bonney (1780-1862), Archdeacon of Lincoln 1845-62, after visits made in the late 1840s to each of the parishes under his jurisdiction. They provide detailed information about each church’s architecture and internal fittings and Bonney records in each instance what repairs are necessary to the church’s structure and what other cleaning, redecoration and so on ought to be carried out. A scarce book which can be unhesitatingly recommended to any one interested in the subject.