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Battle Abbey

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Date: 1000-1600
Places:
  • Battle Abbey, Sussex
  • Wye, Kent
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Benedictine monks
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C44786 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O2056 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
11th cent-16th cent: deeds from c1070, 2 cartularies, manorial records and estate papers from c1252, abbey and obedientiary accounts from c1300
Huntington Library
NRA 34312 Webster

See Davis Cartularies (nos 29,31); microfilm copies in ESRO; NRA 10029; Monastic Res Bull 3,p10, 5,p5
2
c1100-14th cent: charters (12th cent), almoner's and sacristan's rolls (14th cent), inspeximus re possessions
East Sussex Record Office
NRA 1003 Battle Abbey deeds
3
c1101-1521: charters (c1101-1253), almoner's (1378/9) and sacristan's (1520/1) account rolls, rental and custumal (1433), tithe papers (from 1276)
East Sussex Record Office
See East Sussex Record Office Battle Abbey Estate Archives 1973
4
mid 12th cent-1540: charters (12th-16th cents), survey of possessions (16th cent), proceedings v Vicar of Westfield (13th cent), almoner's accounts (1403-1535), manorial records (14th-16th cents), leases (16th cent)
East Sussex Record Office
NRA 9421 Gage
5
charters, rentals, surveys, obedientiary and manorial account rolls, court rolls
The National Archives
See East Sussex Record Office Battle Abbey Estate Archives 1973
6
1065-1286: charters (nd) and chronicle 1065-1286
Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections
See East Sussex Record Office Battle Abbey Estate Archives 1973
7
c1140-1527: charters (35)
London University: Senate House Library
NRA 22628 Battle Abbey

See Monastic Research Bulletin 5,p5
8
1312-1526: royal charters (inspeximus 1312, 1432) and lease (1526)
West Sussex Record Office
NRA 9134 Cowdray
9
c1107-1510: charters and deeds
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See British Library index of manuscripts
10
1224: composition with rector of Brightwalton re tithes
Salisbury Cathedral Library
See HMC 55: Var Coll I, p340
11
1287-1495: obedientary accounts (1287-1484) and court rolls for Battle (1530-59) and accounts of Barnehome manor in Bexhill (1354-1495)
East Sussex Record Office
NRA 1211 Battle manor
12
13th cent: account of the abbey's possessions in narrative form, incl chronicle 1066-1176
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.32); printed:JS Brewer (ed) 1846 and trans MA Lower 1851
13
13th cent: cartulary
Lincoln's Inn Archives
See Davis (no 28); Annual return 1994 (Microfilm in East Sussex RO A6349); Monastic Res Bull 3,p10, 5,p5
14
13th cent: William of Malmesbury 'Gesta regum anglorum' with award of Norham addressed to abbot and convent
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Monastic Research Bulletin 8,p28
15
13th-15th cent: volume containing collection of original late 14th cent final concords, notes of pleas, writs etc
The National Archives
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (nos 36-7)
16
early 14th cent: parts of 2 rolls of deeds rel to Wye and Pluckley, Kent
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.33)
17
14th-16th cent: partial cartulary rel mainly to manor of Angley
Kent History and Library Centre
18
14th cent: register of abbey's legal proceedings and other acta
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no.34)
19
late 14th-early 15th cent: 2 quires of a cartulary mainly rel to property in Cranbrook, Kent
Collection held privately: enquiries to The National Archives, Archives Sector Development
NRA 651

See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no 30); Monastic Research Bulletin 5,p5
20
c1410-1521: draft account rolls
East Sussex Record Office
See Annual Return 2013
21
1466-1521: abbots and obedientiary accounts (c1505-20), court roll (1466/7), accounts of beadle and farmer of Wye (1499-1521)
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
See East Sussex Record Office Battle Abbey Estate Archives 1973
22
1486-94: list of rents due to the abbot for Wye
Canterbury Cathedral Archives
NRA 34277 Canterbury CC
23
16th cent: register of pleas and abstracts of charters rel to the abbey's lands in Wye, etc
London University: Wye College Library
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (no 35)

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