Manorial Documents Register

The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) is the official index to English and Welsh manorial records and provides brief descriptions of documents and details of their locations in public and private hands.

Manorial documents noted in the MDR are defined by the Manorial Documents Rules as court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Title deeds are not included in the MDR. Read more about manorial documents and the legislation that explains why we maintain the MDR on behalf of the Master of the Rolls.

A number of counties have been revised and made available online and can be searched below using Discovery. You can also browse our alphabetical list of manors. For the remaining counties you can access the MDR on microfilm in the reading rooms at The National Archives, or contact us with your enquiry.

See how our projects are progressing by looking at our map or find out how to update the mdr.

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