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G. Foyle Estates Survey

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS D172


Volume of survey maps and statistical charts for the estates of G. Foyle, Esquire, showing the fields in 16 parcels of land, and associated commons,waste, and enclosures. 1070 trees located, and separately valued as timber. Most properties appear to be in Dorset, England, between Shaftesbury and Sherborne (including Marnhull and Margaret Marsh); not all have been identified.


  • Creation: 1796?, 1805


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1 volume : Binding: Brown calf, plain gilt rule. Rebacked by dealer: 5 cords, each with pair of gilt lines. In presentation case: Dark green modern buckram clamshell; spine-label gold-lettered black leather. (Case accompanied manuscript; probably made by bookdealer.) Pagination: [i-iv], 1-84, [v-viii]. (Odd numbers on verso.) Ornamentation: 16 survey-maps; Imaginary view of wall and trees on title-page; some ornamental letters. Material: Paper. ; Case: 26.4 x 16.9 cm. Binding: 24.2 x 15.4. Page: 23.2 x 14.

Language of Materials


Scope and Contents

Pasted down to the inside front board of the volume are later notes of totals (total acreage 1632[sic]). The ornamental title page states "Estates &c the Property of G: Foyle Esq 1796" and there is a table of contents titled "The Contents."

The first half of the book largely consists of survey maps with some text:

pages 1-2 1. Lidfords Farm [NB. Unmentioned pages are blank except for pagination.]

pages 5-6 2. Painthouse

pages 9-10 3. Bush's Orchard

pages 13-14 4. Froghole

p.18 5. Gibbet Close

pages 21-22 6. Green's Farm

p.24 7. Humber's Hill

p.26 8. Hayter's Close

p.29-30 9. Redduck's [map shows Froghole and Gore Farm abutting]

p.32 10. Two tenements and manor house apparently in a town, abutting St James' Street.

p.34 11. Fowlhill House

p.36 12. James's Cottage

p.38 13. Read's Cottage; Jay's Cottage. [In Lidford's?]

p.41-42 14. Swans and Hunt Wood

p.45 15. Brick Kiln Estate.

p.49-50 16. Da limore's

The second half o fthe volume consists solely of text:

pages 53-54 Abstract [of the 16 parcels]: Acreage (Clear, Out); Timber (no of Trees, Value).

pages 55-56 The Common's and Waste [14 areas, each described, with acreage.] Inclosed Land brought forward [from Abstract "Out"]

pages 57-66 Timber and other Trees on Lidfords. [Each located, with value. Parcels without timber appear in the list but are omitted from-this description.]

p.66-73 Painthouse.

p.73 3. Bushes Orchard.

p.73-75 4. Froghole.

p.76 5. Gibbet Close

p.76-79 6.Greens Farm.

p.80 8. Hayters Mead.

p.80-81 9. Reddicks, on Lease, granted to Mr Bennett

p.82 14. Swans & Hunt-wood

p.82-83 15. The Brick-Kiln

p.84. Commons and Waste In the Lane near Greens Farmhouse.

The end of the volume includes a later pencil diagram and some bookdealer's marks, as well as a stub.

Physical Location

MS D172

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Charles B. Wood III, 1989.

Guide to the G. Foyle Estate Survey Collection
G. Foyle Estates Survey
Finding aid prepared by alh, 1989; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Preferred citation
G. Foyle Estate Survey, Department of Special Collections, MS D172, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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