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Westminster Abbey

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Alternative name(s):
  • Collegiate Church of St Peter's Westminster (Later known as)
Date: 600-2000
Places:
  • Aldenham, Hertfordshire
  • Kelvedon, Essex
  • Pershore, Worcestershire
  • Pirton, Worcestershire
  • Teddington, Middlesex
  • Westminster, Middlesex
Functions, occupations and activities: Religious Institutions (Pre-Reformation) > Benedictine monks | Church of England > Dean and chapters
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/C65301 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/O63532 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
0693-1540: pre-Reformation records: 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
07th cent-20th cent: Abbey records
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
See Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments; HMC 1st Rep,ix & App,94-7; 4th Rep,xi-xii & App,171-99
3
early charters
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments
4
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
5
mid 12th cent: charter of King Stephen
The National Archives
See Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments
6
13th cent-14th cent: cartulary
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1011)
7
late 15th cent: register
College of Arms
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1016)
8
14th cent: cartulary of privileges
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1012)
9
15th cent: extracts of royal and papal privileges
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1018)
10
15th cent: transcripts of deeds and charters
The National Archives
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1019)
11
c1450: extracts and copies of charters
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1020)
12
early 14th cent: extents of manors, etc
Cambridge University Library: Department of Manuscripts and University Archives
See GRC Davis Medieval Cartularies (1022)
13
early 16th cent: volume of indentures rel to foundation of Henry VII's chapel
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See Tanner, Westminster Abbey Muniments
14
1297-1537: roll of acquisitions (c1509), Kelvedon (Essex) manorial accounts (1297-1515), court rolls (1381-1537)
Huntingdonshire Archives
NRA 902 Montagu

See Monastic Research Bulletin 4,p11
15
1377-99: Teddington, Middlesex court roll
Surrey History Centre
NRA 18560 Surrey manor
16
15th cent: volume relating to privilege of sanctuary in the abbey
Longleat House
See HMC 3rd Rep, App, p182
17
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]
18
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
19
16th-17th cent: rentals and valors temp Henry VIII, valor of possessions conferred on abbey by Henry VII (1662)
The National Archives
20
1257-1804: manorial records (Beds 1443-1803, Berks 1291-1803, Bucks 1293-1800, Essex 1271-1690, Glos 1252-1804, Herts 1270-1794, Hunts 1557-1803, Middlesex 1257-1797, Oxon 1267-1804, Rutland 1275-1803, Wilts 1338-1714, Worcs 1306-1804)
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
NRA 41148
21
1717-1720: receipt book for stipends and wages paid by the Abbey treasurer
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
See Annual Return 2000
22
17th cent-19th cent: deeds, manorial and other estate records
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room
NRA 34690
23
1937: Department of Works plans of Abbey for Coronation
Westminster Abbey Library and Muniment Room

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