Series - Cator family and the Woodbastwick Estates

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Cator family and the Woodbastwick Estates


  • 1558-1990 (Creation)

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122 pieces

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(fl 1818-present)

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At Woodbastwick Hall.

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The majority of this series comprises deeds and related documents concerning the settlement of the estates, which cover Woodbastwick, Ranworth, Panxworth, Salhouse, and surrounding areas. There are also references to the Cator's other estates, in Beckenham, Surrey, and Essex.
Woodbastwick Hall, acquired by John Cator c 1818, rebuilt after a serious fire in 1883 during the occupation of Albemarle Cator, used as Red Cross Auxillary Hospital during Second World War, Agricultural Training College until it was demolished in 1971. The house was again rebuilt in 2004 and is now in the ownership of Henry Cator.

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Created 06/11/2013 by Droab. Modified 17/09/2019 by Droab.


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