New Online Talk – The Duchy of Lancaster & the Manor of Aldbourne

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A talk by John Dymond, given to the Aldbourne Community Heritage Group on 28th September 2015

A review of what is known about the history of the Royal Manor of Aldbourne since Anglo-Saxon times through until it ceased to be part of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1626. It also touches on how the manor was administered and how that affected the people who lived in the village. It introduces and explains some of the early documents relating to the village which are held in the National Archives and in the Wiltshire History Centre at Chippenham.

 

 

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