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King's/KC/KCAR/6/2 contains:
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095 Kersey (including Groton, Lindsey, Semer, Whatfield), Suffolk
096 Kingston, Cambridgeshire
097 Kingston, Somerset
098 Kingston upon Thames (including East Molesey, Kew, Petersham, Thames Ditton), Surrey
099 Latton, Essex
100 Lessingham, Norfolk
101 Little Shelford, Cambridgeshire
102 London
103 Long Compton, Warwickshire
104 Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire
105 Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire
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Title Lessingham, Norfolk
Reference KCAR/6/2/100
Covering Dates 1337–1937
Extent and Medium 5 boxes
Content and context

Along with two other Norfolk estates, Horstead and Toft Monks, Lessingham was transferred to King's College from the ownership of Eton by Edward IV in 1462. This was to compensate the College for the seizure of much of its property following the deposition of Henry VI. A former cell of the Abbey of Bec in Normandy, Lessingham remained under the College's ownership until the twentieth century. The original grant also included the advowson of Lessingham rectory. The College sold the Lessingham land, along with nearby Haddiscoe, in 1921.

Documents relating to King's College estates in Lessingham, Norfolk. Includes records from the Abbey of Bec, Normandy. Includes LES/1-/120.

Please note that the estate collection is continually receiving new material. Catalogues for estates which have had many additions made during the year will be re-published approximately annually, and the Archive Centre staff are always happy to conduct up-to-date computer searches for any estate. Please contact archivist@kings.cam.ac.uk with enquiries.

Further information

Further material may be found in the Bursar's subject files, KCAR/3/1/1/8, 9, 10 and 31.

Index Terms
King's/KC/KCAR/6/2/100 contains:
01 Court rolls.
29 files/items.
02 Rentals.
9 files/items.
03 Manorial accounts.
1 item.
04 Receipts.
9 files/items.
05 Surrenders.
4 files/items.
06 Court extracts.
8 files/items.
07 Leases.
10 files/items.
08 Surveys.
1 item.
09 Terriers.
8 items.
10 Valuations.
1 item.
11 Maps and plans.
5 items.
12 Estate correspondence.
2 files.
13 Accounts.
6 files/items.
14 Estate administration.
1 item.
15 Inclosure.
5 items.
16 Benefice.
12 items.
17 Taxation.
1 item.

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