The accounts for both this year and the next were rendered on 29 March 1573 (Low Sunday). The headnote for the entry on p 10 reads '...of all his receites and paymentes had & maid the yeare before the daite hereof as foloweth.' The previous accounting year ended 22 April 1571, also a Low Sunday, so it is probable that the actual accounting year for 1571–2 ran 23 April 1571–13 April 1572.
Record title: St Mary's Churchwardens' Accounts
Shelfmark: D/P 35/5/1
Repository location: Reading
The normal accounting year was from Low Sunday (the first Sunday after Easter) to Low Sunday. The book served the parish for many years not only as an account book but also as a place to record important financial transactions.
1568–1688; English; paper; iv + 203 + ii; 305mm x 200mm; modern ink pagination to p 195 (blank pages unnumbered); bound in cardboard covered with thin tooled brown soft leather tattered at edges.