Durham City Deeds

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 33 DCY
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English ; Latin
  • Physical Description
      4 metres

Scope and Content

Deeds (and other relevant papers) of properties in the older parts of Durham City, i.e. Allergate, Crossgate, Grape Lane, Framwellgate, Milburngate, Sadler Street, New Elvet, Hallgarth Street, Church Street and Flass, Sutton and Waddington Streets, also Silver and South Streets, Durham and Sedgefield, and Co. Durham miscellanea.

Administrative / Biographical History

See Scope and content.


They are arranged in bundles by property, and then in chronological order.

Access Information

Open for consultation.

Acquisition Information

Received about 1940, in circumstances now undocumented.

Other Finding Aids

Durham City Records Deeds by Mrs J.L. Drury, (1978-79), indexed, available as an online catalogue at online catalogue

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Custodial History

Transferred from the University Library in 1964 to the University's Department of Palaeography and Diplomatic, which in 1990 became part of Durham University Library Archives and Special Collections department.

Related Material

Towers Papers and University of Durham Records, Surveyor's Deposit: contain deeds etc. relating to some of the same and adjoining properties.