Rent Books (Small Rents)

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR14/33
  • Dates of Creation
      1897-1943
  • Physical Description
      20 x 13 cm (approx.), 12 vols, board or card covers, buckram-bound. Condition: covers and edges of leaves are soiled; covers of several items are torn.

Scope and Content

The series comprises standard collector's rent books, with pre-printed columns, in which are recorded rent payments by small-rent tenants in Bowdon parish. From 1900 onwards rents were collected weekly, on Mondays, by the Estate Foreman (see EGR14/9/1 above). The rents books are arranged by township or hamlet and provide the full name of the tenant, the rent per week, arrears, and amounts of rent paid each week.

EGR14/33/1 covers the townships and hamlets of Bollington, Dunham Town [to. Dunham Massey], Dunham Woodhouses [to. Dunham Massey], Oldfield [to. Dunham Massey], Sinderland [to. Dunham Massey] and Carrington in 1897, and Carrington only from 1898 to 1918.

EGR14/33/2 covers Bollington, Dunham Town, Dunham Woodhouses, Sawpit Street [to. Dunham Massey], Henshall Lane [to. Dunham Massey], Sinderland Green [to. Dunham Massey], Poorhouses [to. Dunham Massey], Lowerhouses [to. Dunham Massey], Oldfield [to. Dunham Massey], Bowdon (from July 1917) and Altrincham (from January 1918). EGR14/33/3-11 cover the above, with the addition of Knutsford Road, Carrington and Dunham Hall. Entries for Raingill Cottages [to. Dunham Massey] begin in January 1930, entries for Brookside Cottages [to. Dunham Massey] from April 1934.

EGR14/33/12 covers Raingill Cottages only from 1916 to 1929.

  • /1: Jul 1897-May 1918
  • /2: Jan 1914-Jul 1918
  • /3: Jul 1918-Jun 1919
  • /4: Jul 1919-Dec 1921
  • /5: Jan 1922-Jun 1924
  • /6: Jul 1924-Dec 1925
  • /7: Jan 1926-Dec 1928
  • /8: Jan 1929-Jun 1932
  • /9: Jul 1932-Sep 1935
  • /10: Oct 1935-Mar 1939
  • /11: Apr 1939-Mar 1943
  • /12: Jan 1916-Mar 1929

Acquisition Information

All items were received from the Stamford Estate Office in Altrincham in April 1981.