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Manorial Documents Register

The Manorial Documents Register is the official register of manorial documents for England and Wales. The National Arichives maintain it on behalf of the Master of the Rolls. The Register contains information about the nature and location of surviving manorial documents.

Manorial documents have statutory protection under the Manorial Documents Rules. They are defined in the Rules as court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of a manor. Only those types of document defined in the Rules as manorial documents are noted in the Manorial Documents Register. Title deeds and other evidences of title are not defined as manorial documents and are therefore not included in the Register.