Fonds PRA - Pratt Family of Ryston Hall, Norfolk

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Pratt Family of Ryston Hall, Norfolk


  • 15th century-20th century (Creation)

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Extent and medium

755 pieces

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(15th century-20th century)

Biographical history

At Ryston Hall, Ryston, Norfolk

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 6 October 1965 (MS 21524 numbered PRA 1-713), 12 October 1973 (numbered PRA 714-720), 29 March 1977 (numbered PRA 721) and 2 July 2014 (ACC 2014/65 numbered PRA 722-755).

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Manorial records
Estate deeds
Field books and particulars
Estate maps and plans
Business and estate papers
Legal papers
Wills, settlements and related papers
Personal and miscellaneous papers
Non-estate deeds
Additional personal and estate papers

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All dates in this list are New Style. When deposited few of the deeds were in original bundles and several of the bundles referred to in the list have been reconstituted.

Previously listed as MS 21524.

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Notes on the building of Clarendon House, 1664-1666, and Kingston Lacy, 1665 (1 booklet)
General architectural notes, inc. from Vitruvius, nd (1 gathering, two leaves loose)
Typed transcripts of the volumes listed above, with illustrations and other additional matter (3 volumes).

All, except the typed transcripts, are available on microfilms MF/RO 218/7, 219/1 and 220/1.

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