The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) is the official index to English and Welsh manorial records. It provides brief descriptions of documents and their locations in public and private hands.
Manorial documents recorded 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.
We have now completed our programme to update the MDR and make it available online. You can search the register using the form below, or browse our alphabetical list of manors.
Find out how to update the MDR or contact us with your enquiry.