Catalogue description Title deeds of the High Cannons Estate, Shenley and Ridge, 1534-1912

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Title: Title deeds of the High Cannons Estate, Shenley and Ridge, 1534-1912

The earlier title deeds of High Cannons a mansion and estate of 800 acres at Shenley & Ridge in the Hertfordshire Green Belt acquired by the County council.


Small purchases bring in the title of Shenley Hill (DE/HCC/27570) and Salisbury Hall, Shenley (DE/HCC/27489) as well as The Grove, Watford (DE/HCC/27523) and Tyttenhanger, Ridge. It is interesting to see the close association of this area with the early private bankers

Date: 1534-1912
Held by: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Durant family of Shenley, Hertfordshire

Physical description: 2 Series
Immediate source of acquisition:

[Accession 166]


Deposited 12 August 1948

Administrative / biographical background:

The nucleus of the estate, the manor of Holmes alias Cannons, belonged to the former monastic foundation of St Bartholomews, Smithfield and the collection begins with a copy of the Crown grant to John Alwey and his syndics in 1543 (DE/HCC/27433) An heiress carried High Cannons to her husband, Edward Wingate, who bought out her sisters. In 1653 he moved to Lockleys and sold out to a Citizen and Cutler of London (DE/HCC/27442) from which date the estate changed hands frequently until its purchase in 1813 by Enoch Durant (DE/HCC/27461) It was bought from his heirs and successors the Burdett - Coutts family in 1888 from whose representatives the County Council purchased it

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