Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues and predecessors: Court Rolls and other Manorial Documents from Crown Manors

Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues and predecessors: Court Rolls and other Manorial Documents from Crown Manors

Court rolls and books, estreats, rentals, presentments, etc, of Crown manors in England and Wales. In addition, there are a few records of the day-to-day working of some estates, which are not strictly manorial records.

Some apparently early records such as CRES 5/56 and CRES 5/57 are later copies.

Includes some records originally in E 40.

Related Material:
Court rolls of the Duchy of Lancaster are in DL 30
Court rolls deposited with the Auditors of Land Revenue are in LR 3
For estreats of court rolls see LR 11
Other court rolls will be found in SC 2
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Former references:
in The National Archives:   LRRO 4 and LRRO 38
Legal status:
Public Record
Crown Lands, 1925-1956
Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, 1810-1832
Office of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, 1851-1924
Office of Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings, 1832-1851
Surveyor General of Crown Lands, 1625-1810
Surveyor General of Woods and Forests, 1715-1810
Physical description:
543 bundles and volumes
Publication note:
See alsoManor and other Local Court rolls, 13th Century-1922 Public Record Office Legal Records Information Leaflet 9.
Unpublished finding aids:
For an index to Court Rolls in this and other series see 'Union Indexes to Court Rolls'. Please speak to staff at the enquiry desk for the precise location.
Administrative / biographical background:

The stewards and lessees of Crown manors were bound to transmit duplicates of their court rolls (keeping a copy themselves), originally to the Auditors of Land Revenue, but upon their abolition in 1832, to the Commissioners of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues.

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