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Enfield Chase

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1573
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: Enfield Chase
Date(s): 1776
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.04 linear metres.
Name of creator(s): Duchy of Lancaster


Administrative/Biographical history:

Enfield Chase was a large wooded area used as a royal deer park and hunting ground. It was enclosed according to an Act of 1777, when it comprised 8,349 acres. This land was divided between the king, the hunting lodges, local manors and local parishes. 3,219 acres were allocated to the Duchy of Lancaster who were empowered to sell on up to 250 acres.


Scope and content/abstract:

Survey of Enfield Chase showing the boundaries and the various land holdings. Made by order of the Duchy of Lancaster in pursuance of an Act for Dividing the Chase of Enfield. 1776.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One document.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gifted to the Archive in September 1980.

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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