ESTATES OF EARL OF MOUNT EDGECUMBE, ST. AUSTELL, CORNWALL

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Consists of catalogue of the sale of lands belonging to the Earl of MOUNT EDGECUMBE, in the Parishes of Roche, Luxulyan, St. Austell, St. Blazey, St. Ewe, St. Stephens-in-Brannel, Creed, Cubert, Ladock, Probus and St. Goran, Cornwall, includes description of each property, name of lessee or occupier, acreage, estimated rents and reversions; maps 1918

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1883 the estates of the Earls of Mount Edgecumbe consisted of 13,288 acres in Cornwall and 4,935 in Devon, worth 24,181 per annum. At the time of the sale, the estates were held by Piers Alexander Hamilton, 5th Earl of Edgecumbe (1865-1944) who lived at the family seat, Mount Edgecumbe, near Devonport, Devon. The lands sold comprised 6,600 acres.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for consultation

Acquisition Information

Presented on permanent deposit 1968 by G. Burley, accession no 474

Other Finding Aids

A detailed catalogue is available at the Museum of English Rural Life

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