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Parish Life and the Hardwick Estate

Few local court records survive for Sunderland in the medieval and early modern periods.

This five-bay, timber framed, two-storey range, laid out on an approximate east-west orientation, is a fine example of a timber-framed Tudor buildi

Timber-framed and set on octagonal stone columns, the Tolsey is typical of a broad range of market houses, town halls, and moot- or guildhalls foun

Salisbury had markets on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 1361 and 1960; there was no market on the other four to encourage trade in Old Sarum and Wi

Education in Basingstoke dates back to the 16th century with the founding of a school for boys attached to the Holy Ghost chapel.  With numerous ch

Included here are transcriptions of several rentals mostly of the 15th century, held at the National Archives (SC 11/216 to 227).

 There are eleven surviving wills and ten inventories for this period. They reflect a farming community with sheep, cattle and crops.

Only two wills survive from this period: one of a wealthy widow from Andwell mill and the other of the poor curate of the chapelry of Up Nately, wh

The wealthiest testator of the 16th century was Gilbert Lookar with an inventory of c. £545.

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