Deeds relating to property of the Pinchpool alias Pynchepole family and other families in Windrush, Gloucestershire

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Deeds relating to property of the Pinchpool alias Pynchepole family and other families in Windrush, Gloucestershire.

Administrative / Biographical History

Windrush is a small settlement in the Cotswolds, near the Oxfordshire border. The Gloucestershire Subsidy Roll for 1327 lists only twelve inhabitants liable for taxation, and there were still only twelve households in 1563. Pinchpool manor was one of three manors in Windrush. For further details see the Victoria history of the county of Gloucester (1965), vol. vi, pp. 178-84.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollections).

The deeds must be read in the Modern Papers Reading Room in the New Library. They are fragile and should be handled with care. MS. Don. c. 168/1, 3, 6, 11-15, 18-20, 26-27, 29 and 31 must only be opened under the supervision of the superintendent of the reading room.

Acquisition Information

Bought, Sotheby's, 25 June 1985, lot 42, with the aid of the Friends of the Bodleian, and the V&A Purchase Grant Fund.

Note

Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A catalogue of the collection is available online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/specialcollectionswmss/online/online.htm.