Vol. 07: Wakefield Court Rolls 1550-2

Vol. 07: Wakefield Court Rolls 1550-2

The object of the Wakefield Court Rolls Publishing Series is to publish in calendared form as many of the surviving court rolls of the Manor of Wakefield as shed light on the social history and economy of the area. 

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The Manor of Wakefield occupied a large area at the heart of the West Riding. Its manor court met every three weeks and its ‘tourns’ six monthly, between them regulating many aspects of everyday life. Their records, spanning six centuries, are virtually complete. The exceptional importance of these archives was recognised in 2011 when they were enrolled on the Memory of the World Register maintained by UNESCO. Each volume has an explanatory introduction and an index of persons, places and other topics. They are thus a valuable source for local and family historians as well as for academic research.

  • Size 210 x 148mm
  • Format Paperback
  • Pages 236
  • ISBN 9780902122550
  • Author Yorkshire Archaeological Society
  • Editor A. Weikel
  • Year 1989