Allocation of papers accepted in lieu of tax

Chicheley Hall (used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)

Chicheley Hall (by Dronir, used under a Creative Commons licence)

The family and estate papers of the Chester family of Chicheley (12th-20th centuries) has been accepted in lieu of tax by the government.

Notable material includes:

  • architectural drawings of Chicheley Hall attributed to Francis Smith of Warwick
  • two series of medieval deeds dating from c1135
  • 17th and 18th century household accounts
  • the shrieval papers of Henry Chester, including letters from the Privy Council concerning the collection of Ship Money, 1636-1640

Any library, record office or similar institution in the United Kingdom interested in being allocated the papers should contact:

James Travers, Casework Manager, Archives Sector Development, The National Archives, Ruskin Avenue, Kew TW9 4DU

Alternatively email:

Applications for allocation of this material must be received in writing at the same address by 1 May 2015.

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