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London Metropolitan Archives



Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0828

Held at: London Metropolitan Archives


Date(s): 1720-1860

Level of description: Collection

Extent: 0.38 linear metres (31 documents).

Name of creator(s): Bateman | family | of Brentford and Ealing


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Castle Bar Estate in Ealing was established in 1423 by Richard Barenger. In 1650 it was purchased by Sir William Bateman, who held other land in Ealing, and left to his descendants. William Bateman (d 1797) and his children William (d 1820) and Mary (d 1833) were all lunatics and the estate was disputed among Mary's heirs. The estate was bought by Francis Swinden in 1854. A three-storey mansion, called Castlebar House, stood on Castlebar Hill. It was built around 1641, but was dilapidated by 1855 when it was demolished. Tenants included Isabella Cunningham, countess of Glencairn; Lt-Gen Sir Frederick Augustus Wetherall (1754-1842) in 1818, and Sir Jonathan Miles in 1819.

From: 'Ealing and Brentford: Other estates', A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 7: Acton, Chiswick, Ealing and Brentford, West Twyford, Willesden (1982), pp. 128-131 (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Bateman family relating to their property in Ealing, Elbow Lane (later Little College Street) in the City of London, Tottenham; and out of London in Chesham, Buckinghamshire; and Kimberworth, Yorkshire (this latter including coal mines).


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The following original bundles had original numbers:- 3, 5-12, 14, 15, 18-24, 31. Intervening numbers were given to unnumbered original numbers to groups of documents found loose.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in June 1963.


Related material:

For papers relating to the Castle Bar Estate in Ealing see ACC/1028.


Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.

Coal mines | Mines | Industrial facilities | Facilities
Estate management | Land management | Land economics | Agricultural economics
Family archives | Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources
Family records | Personal papers | Primary documents | Documents | Information sources
Insanity | Mental diseases | Psychopathology | Psychiatry
Property owners | People by roles | People
Property ownership | Civil law | Legal systems | Law
Property transfer | Property
Right to property | Civil and political rights | Human rights
Title deeds | Deeds | Documents | Information sources
Mines x Mining
Property law x Right to property

Personal names

Corporate names

Buckinghamshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
City of London | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Ealing (district) | Ealing | Middlesex | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Tottenham | Hertfordshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Yorkshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe