Copy letters relating to the enclosure of Beeston, Nottinghamshire, 1806-1807, with an unrelated bill charged to the Hon. Miss Hobhouse, 1851

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one volume, containing copy letters from proprietors of land in Beeston, Nottinghamshire, stating their wishes as to where they would like their allotments to be placed by the Commissioners, and which pieces of land they would be prepared to give up. The letters are all dated 1806-1807 and appear to be contemporary transcriptions.

Loose at the back of the volume is an unrelated bill from F. Saxby of Market Lavington [Wiltshire] to the Hon. Miss Hobhouse, for linen, hosiery and haberdashery supplied between October 1850 and January 1851. Miss Hobhouse was possibly Charlotte Hobhouse (1831-1914), eldest surviving daughter of Sir John Cam Hobhouse, baronet, who was created Baron Broughton of Broughton de Gyfford on 26 February 1851. The Hobhouse family lived at Erle Stoke House at Erlestoke, Wiltshire, a few miles from Market Lavington. Miss Hobhouse married Colonel Dudley Wilmot Carleton, 4th Baron Dorchester, in 1854.

Administrative / Biographical History

An Act of Parliament to enclose the open fields of Beeston was passed in 1806, and the award was made in 1809. In the award, 822 acres of land in Beeston were re-allocated to separate owners. This volume may have been created by one of the Commissioners of the enclosure.


No archival arrangement has been necessary.

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult.

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in writing from the Keeper of Manuscripts and Special Collections

Reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only, depending on access status and the condition of the documents.

Custodial History

The volume was acquired by the Library of University College, Nottingham in the 1930s or 1940s.

Related Material

Nottinghamshire Archives holds the deposited copy of the Beeston enclosure award dated 1809.