Catalogue description Surveyor General of Land Revenues and successors: Surveys and other records; and Trustees for the Sale of Crown Lands: Registers of Particulars

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Details of CRES 39
Reference: CRES 39
Title: Surveyor General of Land Revenues and successors: Surveys and other records; and Trustees for the Sale of Crown Lands: Registers of Particulars
Description:

This series consists of a number of volumes of reports from surveyors to the Surveyor General of Land Revenues and successors, sometimes accompanied by rentals, schedules of copyhold estates, court rolls, etc.; a collection of unbound surveys; and a set of files containing individual surveys of London houses, with plans.

CRES 39/67-74, a collection of entry books of the Interregnum period, are the working copies of the deputy registrar, John Wheatley, used at Worcester House. They contain particulars for the sale of Crown lands, based on the Parliamentary Surveys.

They are indexed.

Date: 1608-1884
Arrangement:

According to the schedule of surveyors generals' records in CRES 39/46 (and also British Library Additional MSS 30206-30208), these were once four books, marked A to D: at some point they have been rebound and lettered A1, A2, etc. They were also wrongly labelled on the spine as 'Parliamentary Surveys'.

Related material:

The surveys on which the particulars from the entry books are based are now in: and 276-304

E 317

The individual particulars are in E 320

LR 2/255

Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Language: English
Creator:

Commissioners of Woods, Forests and Land Revenues, 1810-1924

Surveyor General of Land Revenues, 1625-1810

Physical description: 212 files and volumes
Publication note:

These volumes are the books described by S J Madge on pp 194 and 297 of The Domesday of Crown Lands (London, 1938), as the entry books containing 'particulars grounded on surveys, 1649-1653, and rated in order to the sale of several Crown lands'.

Administrative / biographical background:

The Trustees for the Sale of Crown Lands had a registration department, based at Worcester House in the Strand, whose duty it was to make out the official particulars, based on the surveys, in order that official negotiations for the sale of the premises might begin.

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