Papers relating to the Worksop Estate of the Duke of Newcastle and other papers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This collection consists mainly of documents relating to the sale of the Worksop Manor Estate by the Duke of Newcastle in 1890. It includes records and details of tenants and their tenancies, as well as valuations of stock and the different areas of the estate.

Administrative / Biographical History

Worksop Manor, situated near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, originally built for George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, was acquired through marriage by the Duke of Norfolk and later sold to the 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne in 1840. The manor was sold, to the Duke of Newcastle, for approximately £370,000 and was part of the Duke's expansion and consolidation of family estates in Nottinghamshire. The Duke demolished the main wing of the house, being purely interested in the land.

In 1890, the 7th Duke of Newcastle sold the manor house and parkland to Sir John Robinson, whilst most of the rest of the estate was sold in individual lots. The sale of the Worksop Manor Estate was part of the 7th Duke's efforts to restore his family's fortune.

Arrangement

U DX103/1-3 Miscellaneous

U DX103/4-20 Documents relating to the sale of the Worksop estate of the Duke of Newcastle

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Donated by NI Secker, Hull, 30 September 1975

Related Material

Sale Catalogues [U DAS/27/1-82]

Sale Catalogue: The Eddlethorpe Estate [of Sir Mark Sykes] [U DDSY4/2/1]

Other Repositories:

Papers relating to the Worksop Manor Estate, Nottinghamshire, 1824-1905. [Ref. NW] (University of Nottingham Archives)