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September 2006

The Survey of London on Knightsbridge and the Docklands now live

Dr Peter Webster, 20 September 2006

Three more volumes from the Survey of London are now live. Volumes 43 and 44 cover the dockland parish of All Saints’, Poplar, which encompasses the ancient hamlet of Poplar itself, the old shipbuilding centre of Blackwall, and the former industrial districts of Millwall and Cubitt Town. Volume 45 covers Knightsbridge, including the old thoroughfare of Knightsbridge, and the triangular swathe of land to its west, north of Brompton Road, bounded on the north by Hyde Park and on the west by Exhibition Road. Read all three at:

First two volumes of Cardiff Records now live

Dr Peter Webster, 20 September 2006

The first two volumes of Matthews' Cardiff Records are now available. These two volumes contain transcripts of the charters of the city, as well as extracts from records from the National Archives relating to Cardiff, and customs, judicial and Corporation records. Volumes 3 to 5 will appear in the next few weeks. Also coming soon are Ordnance Survey maps of Cardiff and its environs at scale 1:2,500 (1875-81). Read more at:

Yorkshire Lay Subsidy of 1301 now live

Dr Peter Webster, 18 September 2006

The records of this tax, levied in 1301, are now live. Originally published by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, the volume gives details of those assessed for taxation in the North Riding, parts of the East Riding, and the liberties of St Mary and St Peter in York. Read it, along with other lay subsidy records, at:

Feet of Fines for Tudor Yorkshire now available

Dr Peter Webster, 13 September 2006

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society edition of fines for Tudor Yorkshire are now live. These records give an invaluable account of the transfer of land and property, with details of both the places and parties involved. Further editions of feet of fines for other counties of England will appear on the site over the next year.

Records relating to the Barony of Kendale now live

Dr Peter Webster, 06 September 2006

Three volumes of records relating to Kendale in Westmorland are now live. Organised by place, they give a digest of the key sources for the local history of the county from the twelfth to the nineteenth centuries. They are the companion volumes of the 'Later Records of North Westmorland', already on the site. Read them all at:

Records of the Cistercian house at Holm Cultram now live

Dr Jane Winters, 04 September 2006

The Register and Records of the Cistercian abbey of Holm Cultram are now live. This volume, from the Record Series of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, contains an edition of the cartulary of Holm Cultram plus other related records. This edition complements the narrative account of the abbey given in the Victoria County History for Cumberland, and the accounts of other Cistercian houses also in the VCH. Read it at: