Catalogue ReferenceD/EX1416
TitleRecords of the Blagrave Estate, Reading.
DescriptionThe Blagrave family of Calcot Park, Tilehurst, owned large parts of central Reading, much of it let out in long leases. The records in this collection relate principally to the late 19th and early 20th century, and include details of the development of new residential areas in the later 19th century. Many of the leases (mostly for 80 years) were made on condition that the lessee build houses thereon. There are almost no title deeds.
RepositoryBerkshire Record Office (code: GB 005)
Extent1 vol, 63 bdls, 105 docs
AcquisitionDeposited in November 1996 (acc. 5917)
ArrangementThe collection is arranged under the following headings:
1. Family papers - consisting principally of wills and settlements
2. Records of the whole estate including a rent book and mortgages of the whole or substantial parts of the estate
3. Records of individual properties, arranged alphabetically by place
Related MaterialEarlier estate records (principally title deeds and leases) are to be found in D/EBG. For deeds of the settled estates, 1820, see R/D204/1/52.
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