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King's College Hospital Title Deeds and Legal Documents

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KH/T
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College Hospital Title Deeds and Legal Documents
Date(s): Created 1562-[1975]
Level of description: Series of King's College Hospital
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Extent: 30 bundles, 16 files, 61 items
Name of creator(s): King's College Hospital


Administrative/Biographical history:

Title deeds relate to property owned by King's College Hospital in the Lincoln's Inn area of London and at Denmark Hill, Lambeth, Surrey. The Hospital also leased land and buildings. As the Hospital progressed and expanded, more legal transactions occurred. It also benefited from the receipt of wills and legacies. Some King's College Hospital deeds were released to the custody of the College Solicitor in 1996, for delivery to the National Health Service Trust's solicitors.


Scope and content/abstract:

King's College Hospital title deeds and legal documents, 1562-[1975], comprising, title deeds with schedules, 1562-1915, (KH/T1), relating to the Hospital sites such as in the Lincolns Inn area and Denmark Hill; deeds not on schedules, 1875-1923, (KH/T1), such as abstract of leases, and copies or drafts of conveyances and agreements; wills and legacies benefiting the Hospital, 1873-1908, (KH/T2), including correspondence and papers relating to cases, and copies of the wills; legal documents, 1876-1963, (KH/T3), including agreements between such parties as the London County Council, the Local Government Board, societies, individuals and the Hospital, usually concerning medical treatments, also includes copies of wills, and Lloyds of London certificates of fidelity insurance against cash in transit; files, 1907-[1975], (KH/T), including the House Governor's office files, and schedules of deeds and documents relating to the Denmark Hill site, Dulwich Hamlet Athletic Ground, Dog Kennel Hill, and Strand House site.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged under 'Title deeds with schedules', 'Deeds not on schedules', 'Wills and legacies benefiting King's College Hospital', 'Other legal documents', and 'Files'.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College Hospital.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

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Description Notes

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2000

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