Manorial Documents Register: Shropshire available online
The National Archives is pleased to announce the completion of an 18-month project, in partnership with Shropshire Archives, to revise and make available online the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) for the historic county of Shropshire.
The Shropshire project benefits researchers worldwide, enabling them to search for manorial records by manor, parish, type of record or by date, and identifying relevant records online for this county for the first time. Please click on the image to the right to see a larger version of the map of the Manor of Stokesay from 1772.
The launch of the revised Shropshire MDR represents the completion of a major tool for the exploitation of Shropshire's history, and a further stage in a long campaign to revise and edit the whole of the Register for England and Wales.
Nicholas Kingsley, Head of Archives Sector Development at The National Archives, says: 'Manorial documents are amongst the key historical records for local, social and economic history in the medieval and early modern periods, and the MDR is a vital tool for locating these scattered resources.'
Search the Manorial Documents Register (MDR) now at nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr/