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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 M/71/RTH
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1548-1918
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.30 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Manor of Rotherhithe


Administrative/Biographical history:

Land at Rotherhithe was granted to the Bishop of Worcester in 893, but Rotherhithe is not mentioned in the Domesday Book. In 1127 land there was granted to the Abbey of Bermondsey, who held it until the dissolution when the lands were taken by the Crown. In 1608 the manor was granted to Robert, Earl of Salisbury. From 1692 onwards it passed to many owners including the Bennet, Scawen, Swinfen, Wager, Gashry, Goldsworthy, Gomm and Carr-Gomm families. The Gomms sold parts of the land to the Surrey Commercial Docks and for Southwark Park. The last manorial court was held in 1846.

Source of information: 'Parishes: Rotherhithe', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4 (1912), pp. 83-92.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Manor of Rotherhithe, including court books for views of frankpledge, courts baron and courts leet; minute book; rentals; and statement on the bounds of the Manor.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

M71/RTH/001 to M71/RTH/006.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in 1965.

Allied Materials

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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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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