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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0749
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BUCKINGHAM
Date(s): 1785-1839
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (11 documents).
Name of creator(s): Grenville | Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos- | 1776-1839 | first duke of Buckingham and Chandos


Administrative/Biographical history:

The manor of Great Stanmore was owned by St Alban's Abbey at the time of the Norman Conquest. The manor was initially known as Stanmore-the first recorded division of Stanmore into "Great" and "Little" is in the Domesday Book. The Manor of Little Stanmore was also known as Canons. In 1709 Little Stanmore, and in 1715 Great Stanmore, were sold to James Brydges, who became duke of Chandos in 1719. He rebuilt the mansion house of Canons in ostentatious style, including marbles, rare woods, ceiling paintings and tapestries. The grounds included canals, hothouses, an aviary and sculptures. His son Henry was forced by debts to break up the Canons estate, much of the furniture and collections of fine art were sold and the house was pulled down in 1753. The family retained the lordship of the manors.

The third and last Duke of Chandos was James Brydges. His daughter, Lady Anna Elizabeth (1780-1836), was married to Richard Temple Nugent Grenville, (1776-1839), known as Earl Temple, the son of the Marquess of Buckingham. Richard adopted the surname Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville and was made 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos in 1822. Their son Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-BrydgesChandos-Grenville sold the manor in 1840.

Information from: A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 5: Hendon, Kingsbury, Great Stanmore, Little Stanmore, Edmonton Enfield, Monken Hadley, South Mimms, Tottenham (1976) (available online).


Scope and content/abstract:

Minute Book for the Manor of Little Stanmore, 1785-1839. With various documents found enclosed in the minute book, including letters and papers relating to the household accounts of the Marquis of Buckingham, and letter to the steward of the Manor of Great Stanmore.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

ACC/0749-1: Little Stanmore Manor;
ACC/0749-2: Great Stanmore Manor.

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:

Nos. 2-11 were found enclosed in Acc/0749/001.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in October 1960.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For more material relating to the manors of Great Stanmore and Little Stanmore, see ACC/0658; ACC/0866; ACC/0943 and ACC/0784. For other papers relating to the Chandos family see ACC/0054, ACC/0453 and ACC/0788.

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:
Records prepared May to September 2011.

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