Locality and Region Seminar - 13th May

13 May, 2014 - 17:15
Bloomsbury Room (G35), Senate House

"Knightsbridge, Hyde and Kensington: boundaries and occlusion" - Pamela Taylor

This paper is not concerned with Knightsbridge as today’s prestigious cross-boundary shopping mecca but with Knightsbridge as the southern part of Knightsbridge & Westbourne manor. This was a prestigious Westminster Abbey estate but suffered such a uniquely complicated set of blows that its history and extent have long puzzled historians.

Pamela Taylor has had a varied career divided between historical research and writing, employment as an archivist to two London Boroughs, various livery companies and Mill Hill school. Her publications include the introduction to the Alecto edition of Domesday Book Essex and early medieval ecclesiastical endowment and relate to various estates of St Paul’s, St Albans, Canterbury and St Martin Le Grand. Otherwise, her output, like that of the VCH, spans across the academic and local spectrum and is deeply grounded in place, ranging from Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart (in Dumfries & Galloway) to Winchester, Eastbourne and Hastings.