Estate Staff Time Books

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 EGR14/62
  • Dates of Creation
      1904-1933
  • Physical Description
      32 x 20 cm, 15 vols, board covers. Condition: some items are lacking upper or lower boards.

Scope and Content

The time books record the work performed each day by every estate worker. Estate staff included carpenters, bricklayers, slaters, carters, labourers and park keepers. For each employee the following information is provided: his name (forenames are generally omitted), the nature of the work performed each day, any leave or absences due to sickness etc., and the total amount earned during each fortnight.

The time books constitute an invaluable record of the day-to-day running of the estate. They also reveal such things as the reduction in staff due to military service during the First World War.

There appears to be an item missing for the period from June 1921 to August 1923.

  • /1: May 1904-Feb 1905
  • /2: Feb 1905-May 1906
  • /3: Jun 1906-Jun 1908
  • /4: Jun 1908-Jun 1910
  • /5: Jun 1910-May 1912
  • /6: May 1912-Aug 1914
  • /7: Aug 1914-May 1916
  • /8: May 1916-Aug 1917
  • /9: Oct 1917-Aug 1919
  • /10: Aug 1919-Jun 1921
  • /11: Sep 1923-Apr 1924
  • /12: Apr 1924-Aug 1926
  • /13: Aug 1926-Jan 1929
  • /14: Jan 1929-May 1931
  • /15: Jul 1931-Nov 1933

Access Information

To protect confidentiality access to the time books is closed for 75 years from the date of their last use, i.e. EGR14/62/14 is closed until 2006 and EGR14/62/15 until 2008.

Acquisition Information

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