Reference code(s): GB 0074 M/76/STJ
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM MANOR, CLERKENWELL
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.37 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Manor of St John of Jerusalem | Clerkenwell
The Priory of Saint John of Jerusalem was the headquarters of the Knights Hospitallers, and was situated in Clerkenwell, covering 5 acres from the surviving Saint John's Gate (now off Clerkenwell Road) down to Farringdon Street. The monastery was closed during the dissolution and the lands and buildings sold.
The Manor of Saint John of Jerusalem included those parts of the parish of Clerkenwell known as the liberties of Saint John of Jerusalem, as they were part of the priory, and some parts of adjacent parishes. The manor was held in moieties (shares or portions) and the lords held courts leet and courts baron annually on Holy Thursday [Maundy Thursday].
The Manor of Saint John of Jerusalem is sometimes referred to as the Manor of Clerkenwell, however, it should not be confused with the land at Holloway held by the Priory of Saint John of Jerusalem, and also sometimes known as the Manor of Clerkenwell.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the Manor of Saint John of Jerusalem, Clerkenwell, including court books for courts baron, courts leet and views of frankpledge, 1602-1926; minute books, 1806-1906; estreat roll, 1839; plan of properties in the Manor, undated; agreement and other papers relating to the sale of the manorial rights to the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway Company, 1869; and admissions, 1877.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
M/76/STJ/001-021: Court Books; M/76/STJ/022-035: Other Papers.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
These records were deposited in the 1960s.
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.