Survey (manorial)



Scope note(s)

  • A survey is a written description of a manor consisting of descriptions of boundaries, customs and a rent roll.
  • A special court called a court of survey was held, a jury empanelled and a list of questions or “articles of enquiry” drawn up. The presence of these components of the survey is included in the MDR in the document description. The documents mainly follow the format suggested by Fitzherbert and Norden.
  • 'Survey' has not been used as a generic descriptive term. 'Custumal' and 'extent', which both describe types of surveys, appear as keywords in their own right. Commissions to survey and articles of enquiry for survey, where these survive as separate documents, should be noted on the MDR.

Source note(s)

  • A keyword used by TNA Manorial Records Project (Norfolk) 2013.

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206 Archival description results for Survey (manorial)

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Rental and surveys

Rental of rents collected by the hayward and the reeve, copied from 'an old book' of 1580, referring back, inter alia, to the time of Bishop Thirleby (bishop of Ely, 1554-59), early 17th century, with some later annotations (21 folios)
Extent, 1623, with later annotations (5 folios)
Lists of half-marks due to the lord of Saham Toney and the leet fees, 1644 (2 folios)
Abuttals of lands belonging to the township of Shipdham copied out of an old parchment roll belonging to the town dated 1569, and renewed in 1622 (3 folios)

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