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Longleat
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    Collections information

    Organisations (17)

    Persons (58)

    Families (9)

    • Bentinck, Cavendish- family, Dukes of Portland Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire;Rudheath, Cheshire;Hesket, Cumberland;Bolsover, Derbyshire;Titchfield, Hampshire;Theobalds, Hertfordshire;Cawkwell, Lincolnshire;Soho, Middlesex;St Marylebone, Middlesex;Terrington St Clement, Norfolk;Bothal, Northumberland;Hepple, Northumberland;Mansfield, Nottinghamshire;Welbeck, Nottinghamshire;Blore, Staffordshire;Aldrington, Sussex;Hovingham, Yorkshire;Cessnock, Ayrshire;Dean, Ayrshire;Fullarton, Ayrshire;Kilmarnock, Ayrshire;Langwell, Caithness-shire;Balcomie, Fife
    • Courtenay family, Earls of Devon Powderham, Devon;Alphington, Devon;Dawlish, Devon;Kenton, Devon;Okehampton, Devon;Newcastle, County Limerick
    • Coventry family, Earls of Coventry Croome Court, Worcestershire;Apperley, Gloucestershire;Deerhurst, Gloucestershire;Tirley, Gloucestershire;Rotherhithe, Surrey;Stixwould, Lincolnshire;Twigmoor, Lincolnshire;Streatham, Surrey;Westminster, Middlesex;Edgware, Middlesex;Bampton, Oxfordshire;Great Milton, Oxfordshire;Fitzhead, Somerset;Wiveliscombe, Somerset;Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire;Snitterfield, Warwickshire;Croome D'abitot, Worcestershire;Eldersfield, Worcestershire;Pirton, Worcestershire;Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire
    • Fitzalan-Howard, family, Dukes of Norfolk Brackenthwaite, Cumberland;Derwent Hall, Derbyshire;Glossop, Derbyshire;Greystoke, Cumberland;Hartington, Derbyshire;Hayling, Hampshire;Loders, Dorset;Orton, Cumberland;Pitsea, Essex;Thornbury, Gloucestershire;Wheston, Derbyshire;Willington, Bedfordshire;Whitwell, Derbyshire;Wykes, Essex;Holme Lacy, Herefordshire;Boston, Lincolnshire;Ruskington, Lincolnshire;Skirbeck, Lincolnshire;West Rasen, Lincolnshire;Kilburn, Middlesex;Notting Hill, Middlesex;Westminster, Middlesex;Banham, Norfolk;Bressingham, Norfolk;Earsham, Norfolk;Fersfield, Norfolk;Forncett, Norfolk;North Lopham, Norfolk;South Lopham, Norfolk;Shelfanger, Norfolk;South Walsham, Norfolk;Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire;Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire;Worksop, Nottinghamshire;Mapledurham, Oxfordshire;Clun, Shropshire;Oswestry, Shropshire;Shifnal, Shropshire;Wem, Shropshire;Wrockwardine, Shropshire;Bungay, Suffolk;Eye, Suffolk;Framlingham, Suffolk;Kettleburgh, Suffolk;Alton, Staffordshire;Banstead, Surrey;Capel, Surrey;Dorking, Surrey;Leigh, Surrey;Shellwood, Surrey;Arundel, Sussex;Arundel Castle, Sussex;Bury, Sussex;Horsham, Sussex;Littlehampton, Sussex;Offham, Sussex;Rudgwick, Sussex;Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex;Warminghurst, Sussex;Warningcamp, Sussex;Wepham, Sussex;Brough, Westmorland;Aldbrough, Yorkshire;Alderbury, Wiltshire;Ecclesfield, Yorkshire;Everingham, Yorkshire;Market Weighton, Yorkshire;Ringborough, Yorkshire;Rotherham, Yorkshire;Seaton Ross, Yorkshire;Sheffield, Yorkshire;Gower, Glamorgan;Cogan, Monmouthshire;Machen, Monmouthshire;Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire;Kinharvie, Kirkcudbrightshire;Terregles, Kirkcudbrightshire
    • Seymour, family, Dukes of Somerset (created 1547, restored 1660) Shalbourne, Berkshire;Cheveley, Cambridgeshire;Cockermouth, Cumberland;Egremont, Cumberland;Syon House, Middlesex;Alnwick, Northumberland;Muchelney, Somerset;Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire;Newmarket, Suffolk;Petworth House, Sussex;Marlborough, Wiltshire;Pewsey, Wiltshire;Savernake Forest, Wiltshire;Trowbridge, Wiltshire;Catton, Yorkshire;Leconfield, Yorkshire;Spofforth, Yorkshire;Tadcaster, Yorkshire;Topcliffe, Yorkshire;Wressell, Yorkshire
    • Seymour, family, Dukes of Somerset, formerly baronets of Berry Pomeroy Maiden Bradley, Wiltshire;Bulstrode, Buckinghamshire;Wisbech, Cambridgeshire;Berry Pomeroy, Devon;Harberton, Devon;Stockleigh Pomeroy, Devon;Totnes, Devon;Silton, Dorset;Spalding, Lincolnshire;Whaplode, Lincolnshire;Witham Friary, Somerset;Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire;Knoyle, Wiltshire;Seend, Wiltshire
    • Talbot, Chetwynd- family, Earls of Shrewsbury Burghfield, Berkshire;Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire;Chester, Cheshire;Kinderton, Cheshire;Little Budworth, Cheshire;Little Neston, Cheshire;Oxton, Cheshire;Glossop, Derbyshire;Scropton, Derbyshire;Kilmington, Devon;Shobrooke, Devon;Boxted, Essex;Broadwell, Gloucestershire;Bromsberrow, Gloucestershire;Ledbury, Herefordshire;St Helens, Lancashire;Worksop, Nottinghamshire;Bampton, Oxfordshire;Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire;Heythrop, Oxfordshire;Hook Norton, Oxfordshire;Albrighton, Shropshire;Ford, Shropshire;Longford, Shropshire;Tasley, Shropshire;Alton, Staffordshire;Armitage, Staffordshire;Ashley, Staffordshire;Brereton, Staffordshire;Burntwood, Staffordshire;Cotton, Staffordshire;Ellaston, Staffordshire;Farley, Staffordshire;Haywood, Staffordshire;Hopton, Staffordshire;Ingestre, Staffordshire;Rugeley, Staffordshire;Seighford, Staffordshire;Stanton, Staffordshire;Dordon, Warwickshire;Grendon, Warwickshire;Ashton Gifford, Wiltshire;Cooksey, Worcestershire;Grafton, Worcestershire;Hanbury, Worcestershire;Huddington, Worcestershire;Salwarpe, Worcestershire;Sheffield, Yorkshire;Hensol, Glamorgan;Llantrisant, Glamorgan;Paviland, Glamorgan;Llanvihangel Crucorney, Monmouthshire
    • Thynne, family, Barons Carteret Haynes, Bedfordshire;Wilshamstead, Bedfordshire;Bude, Cornwall;Kilkhampton, Cornwall;Morwenstow, Cornwall;Stratton, Cornwall;Rotherhithe, Surrey
    • Thynne, family, Marquesses of Bath Alweston, Dorset;Asheldham, Essex;Halstead, Essex;Stansted, Essex;Buckland, Gloucestershire;Kempsford, Gloucestershire;Ledbury, Herefordshire;Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire;Weobley, Herefordshire;Keyston, Huntingdonshire;Erith, Kent;London;Hemsby, Norfolk;Bugbrooke, Northamptonshire;Norton, Northamptonshire;Sutton Bonnington, Nottinghamshire;Bampton, Oxfordshire;All Stretton, Shropshire;Catherton, Shropshire;Caus Castle, Shropshire;Coreley, Shropshire;Minsterley, Shropshire;Bath, Somerset;Cheddar, Somerset;Frome, Somerset;Glastonbury, Somerset;Lullington, Somerset;Wells, Somerset;Winterstoke, Somerset;Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire;Bildeston, Suffolk;Castle Bromwich, Warwickshire;Kenilworth, Warwickshire;Kingston Deverill, Wiltshire;Longbridge Deverill, Wiltshire;Longleat, Wiltshire;Monkton Deverill, Wiltshire;Warminster, Wiltshire;Carrickmacross, County Monaghan;Farney, County Monaghan

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (2)

    • NRA 36343 Glastonbury Abbey
    • NRA 16057 Thynne family, Marquesses of Bath: Coventry, Devereux and Dudley papers

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