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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/313/N
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1306-1950
Level of description: Collection
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Extent: 161 production units.
Name of creator(s): St Paul's Cathedral | London


Administrative/Biographical history:

Precentorship estate records are held for the manor of Stortford Rectory (Hertfordshire); Treasurership estate records are held for the manors of Whitebarns and Albury Parsonage (Hertfordshire).

The Section has records of the following manors held by the cathedral's prebendaries:
Middlesex: Brondesbury, Brownswood, Cantlowes, Chamberlainwood, Chiswick, Eald Street, Finsbury, Hoxton, Islington, Neasden, Oxgate, Stoke Newington, Tottenhall alias Tottenham Court, Wenlocksbarn;
Essex: Reculverland, Sneating Hall, Wyland Fee.
Note that the prebendal manor of Finsbury, Middlesex, was leased to the Corporation of London during the years 1514-1867.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Dean and Chapter of Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, relating to the management of estates owned by the Cathedral; including registers of leases, 1721-1861 (CLC/313/N/028/MS25745/001-003); various court rolls and court books; and records of the manor of Tottenhall (Tottenham Court), Middlesex, 1306-78 (CLC/313/N/017/MS25346/001-008).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section. For a detailed discussion of the arrangement of the collection, see the fonds level description for Saint Paul's Cathedral, reference CLC/313.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The bulk of the archives of St Paul's Cathedral were transferred to the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in September 1980. They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in around 1989. Other accessions were received from the 1960s onwards. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Court rolls for the manor of Tottenhall (Tottenham Court) 1664-1875 are held by London Metropolitan Archives, see A/CSC and HB/D.

For parliamentary surveys of dignitaries' and prebendaries' estates, made in 1649, see CLC/313/L/F/014/MS25632. For parliamentary surveys of the estates of the Dean and Chapter, which may contain further information about the Dean's Peculiar estates, see sections CLC/313/L/F and CLC/313/L/I.

From 1840 (after the holder's life-interest) the ownership of the estates and manorial lordships of the cathedral's dignitaries and prebends was transferred to the Ecclesiastical (later Church) Commissioners. In most cases the relevant manorial records held at LMA continue until the mid 20th century, as the result of separate deposits of records by the Church Commissioners. For records of property of the College of Minor Canons, see CLC/314.

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:
August to October 2010.

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