Scope and Content

Contains: Day book of Richard Temple of Stowe, Buckinghamshire 1677-1680; carpenters account books of Richard Grenville of Wotton and Stowe 1717-1743; home bargain book of Richard Grenville, Wotton, 1741-1743; gardener's, carpenter's and mason's account book of George Grenville 1774-1783; rental of estates chiefly in Buckinghamshire of George Grenville 1779; account book of sums owed by George Grenville and his son Richard Grenville to Acton Chaplin 1786; rental of estates at Gosfield, Essex of George Grenville 1804-1809; account book of sundry payments and receipts of rent for the Stowe and Wotton, divisions of the estates of George Grenville 1809; farm account book of John Burton of Lilstock Farm, Somerset 1814-1817; account book of household and tradesmen's accounts of Richard Grenville 1814-1817, 1819-1825; account book of servants' wages of Richard Grenville 1814-1818; account book of rents paid in the Stowe and Aylesbury division of the estates of Richard Grenville 1826-1840; account book of sundry payments and receipts for rent for the Avington, Hampshire division of the estates of Richard Grenville 1837-1839; account book of rents paid on the estates of Richard Grenville in Buckinghamshire, Somerset and Worcestershire 1858-1864; account book of building materials supplied on the Stowe and Wotton estates of Richard Grenville 1870-1873; loose accounts and invoices of George Grenville 1797; granary books of George Grenville 1779-1811; a summary of the estate of the Duke of Chandos in Rodney, Stoke, Drycott, Cheddar Westbury and Priddy, Somerset c1820

Administrative / Biographical History

The estates, which fluctuated in size and location consisted in 1883 of 9,511 acres in Buckinghamshire, 236 acres in Oxford, 498 acres in Cornwall, 232 acres in Middlesex and 5 acres in Somerset, with a total income of 18,080 per annum. The chief residences of the dukedom were at Stowe Park, Stowe, Buckinghamshire and Wotton House, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire



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Open for consultation

Acquisition Information

Deposited in June 1966 by Rothampstead Experimental Station (Farm Records Accession Number 460)


Compiled by Caroline Gould, 21 February 2003

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

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