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Transcript of the Building Accounts of Dartford Manor House


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Typescript copies, with manuscript notes, of the building accounts of Dartford manor house, 1541-4 (MSS. Rawl. D. 783-4), with (c. 14) a paper by J.W. Kirby based upon the accounts, entitled 'The manor house of Henry VIII at Dartford', c. 1959.


  • Creation: [c. 1959]


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Language of Materials

  • English

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Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Top. Kent c. 13].

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MSS. Top. Kent c. 13-14

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8948

Biographical / Historical

Shortly after the first dissolution of Dartford Priory in 1539, Henry VIII decided to provide himself with a series of houses on the road from London to the coast. Buildings formerly associated with Dartford Priory were demolished, and Dartford manor house was erected in their stead. The accounts were kept by James Needham (fl. 16th century), one of the surveyors of the King's works at Dartford.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given to the Library in 1959.

Related Materials

See also the pay-books for building accounts of James Needham, surveyor of all the King's manors within the realm of England, for the years 1532-1544 (MSS Rawlinson D 755-785).

Transcript of the Building Accounts of Dartford Manor House
Susan Thomas
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