Ewelme Hospital Deeds

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 161 MSS. Ch. Bucks. 1409-40; Derby 57; Hants. 189-93; Oxon. 4295; Wilts. 371
  • Dates of Creation
  • Language of Material
      English, and Latin.
  • Physical Description
      40 shelfmarks

Scope and Content

Forty deeds relating to Ewelme Hospital, including property in Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Derbyshire.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Ewelme Almshouse Charity was founded in 1437 when William de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, founded an almshouse in Ewelme (Ewelme Hospital).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

The deeds were given to the Library by Mrs Winifred Powell in 1950.


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A full description is available in the Library.

Related Material

See also Ewelme Deeds and Papers (MSS. D.D. Ewelme a. 1-8, b. 1-19, c. 1-170, d. 1-56, e. 1-4).