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Start Date: 693
End Date: 1937
Places:
  • Westminster, Middlesex
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Benedictine monks
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C65301 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O63532 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
0693-1540: royal charters and other deeds (693-16th cent), cartularies (12th-16th cent), register books (1485-16th cent), manorial records (late 13th-16th cent)
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
See HMC 1st Rep, App,94-7, 4th Rep, App,171-99; Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments; Davis (1010,1013-5,
2
1937: Department of Works plans of Abbey for Coronation
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
3
13th-16th cent: manorial records
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
NRA 41148
4
early charters
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments
5
early 13th cent-1534: deeds rel to Aldenham, Herts (8, ?early 13th-early 14th cent) and Pirton and Pershore, Worcs (3, 1482, 1534)
College of Arms
NRA 23441 College of Arms
6
mid 12th cent: charter of King Stephen
The National Archives
See Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments
7
13th cent-14th cent: cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1011)
8
late 15th cent: register
College of Arms
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1016)
9
14th cent: cartulary of privileges
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1012)
10
15th cent: extracts of royal and papal privileges
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1018)
11
15th cent: transcripts of deeds and charters
The National Archives
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1019)
12
c1450: extracts and copies of charters
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1020)
13
early 14th cent: extents of manors, etc
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1022)
14
early 16th cent: volume of indentures rel to foundation of Henry VII's chapel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments
15
1297-1537: roll of acquisitions (c1509), Kelveden (Essex) manorial accounts (1297-1515), court rolls (1381-1537)
Huntingdonshire Archives
NRA 902 Montagu

See Monastic Research Bulletin 4,p11
16
1377-99: Teddington, Middlesex court roll
Surrey History Centre
NRA 18560 Surrey manor
17
15th cent: volume relating to privilege of sanctuary in the abbey
Longleat House
See HMC 3rd Rep, App, p182
18
12th cent-16th cent: Gloucs and Warwicks manorial and estate papers
Gloucestershire Archives
NRA 7002 Petre

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [83d]
19
14th-16th cent: inventory of vestments and ornaments belonging to the abbey 1388
Canterbury Cathedral Archives
See HMC 5th Rep, App, 426,436,451,459, 8:9th Rep, App I, 124
20
16th-17th cent: rentals and valors temp Henry VIII, valor of possessions conferred on abbey by Henry VII (1662)
The National Archives

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