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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): CLA/045
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1618-1985
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4.9 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Corporation of London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Finsbury and Halliwell Estates were leased by the Corporation of London from the Prebendary (a canon of a cathedral or collegiate church who obtained income from a prebend or estate) of St Paul's Cathedral between 1514 and 1867, at which date the Corporation was unable to renew the lease. In 1665 part of the land was set aside to create Bunhill Fields burial ground.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Finsbury and Halliwell Estates, 1618-1985, including committee minutes; Acts of Parliament; bye-laws; bonds; papers relating to the lease of the Finsbury Estate; bills for highway maintenance work; receipt books for duty on rented property payable by the City; receipt books for granting Her Majesty Queen Victoria duties and profits arising from property; accounts ledgers; cash books; rentals and surveys. Most of the papers relate to the Finsbury Estate.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In sections according to catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: City of London

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Corporation of London Records Office

Allied Materials

Related material:

For more records relating to Finsbury Manor please see CLA/043: Manors. For further references to Finsbury Manor see CLA/071, CLA/008, COL/CCS/PL, CLA/050, COL/PL, COL/SVD/PL, COL/CHD/CM, COL/AC and COL/SJ.

Publication note:

Description Notes

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:
February 2009

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