Account Book of Arden's Vaults

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

This single volume account book is bound in brown soft calf with an inscription `Journal A' in gold leaf on the front. The volume was purchased from C H Drewry on 16 August 1938. It contains the accounts of a family of wine merchants of Hengate in Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

A number of members of the Arden family seem to have been involved in the business which was built in 1786 and ran until the early twentieth century. Francis Alwyn Arden was a wine and spirit merchant and John Barker Arden, surgeon and apothecary, and mayor of Beverley nine times between 1787 and 1827, seems to have owned the business for a while. His son Charles Arden carried it on and his descendants still live in Beverley. The Ardens built a vault for wine storage with seven foot thick walls; the cellar was one hundred feet in length by twenty feet in width.

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Originally published by Access to Archives - A2A. The data in this finding aid is in the copyright of the place of deposit.

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Related Material

DDMM/29/62e; DDMM/31/73


DDMM/29/62e; DDMM/31/73

Edward Baines, History, directory and gazeteer of the county of York, ii (1823; rep. as Baines's Yorkshire, 1969)