RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 389/PROP/10
Alt Ref NoEUL MS 389/2906; EUL MS 389/606; EUL MS 389/607; EUL MS 389/608; EUL MS 389/609; EUL MS 389/610; EUL MS 389/613; EUL MS 389/614; EUL MS 389/2908; EUL MS 389/2078; EUL MS 389/2079; EUL MS 389/2080; EUL MS 389/2081; EUL MS 389/2082; EUL MS 389/2083; EUL MS 389/2084; EUL MS 389/1104; EUL MS 389/1103; EUL MS 389/310; EUL MS 389/101/6
Extent7 folders, 3 envelopes
TitleMixed papers and correspondence relating to land and property
DescriptionThis series comprises correspondence and papers relating to a variety of land and property matters. It includes:

- Papers relating to the cost and income from lease of property in Chudleigh, 1890-1909; poor rate details for Buddle Bridge and Syon Abbey, and Inner Bell Field in Chudleigh [no date]; and income tax details for Syon Abbey and Buddle Bridge and Part of New House Farm in Chudleigh, 1925;

- File of mixed papers (1917-1932) comprising a draft declaration of income tax on Chudleigh property; a floor plan of Syon Abbey; plans of the Marley estate; papers relating to conveyances; and notes for a return sent to the Newton District War Agricultural Committee. Also includes invoices for investment stocks and blinds;

- Correspondence (1925-1938. 1941-1942) with the land agents Michelmore, Loveys & Sons;

- Correspondence (1934-1948) with various correspondents, including the land agents Michelmore, Loveys & Sons, relating to a variety of matters concerning land and property;

- Notebook containing notes on land owned, sold and leased by the community between 1941 and 1954. Also includes a list of investments. At the back of the notebook are notes on Syon's history entitled 'The beginning of the Bridgettine Convent of Our Lady of the Conception, Marvilla. Lisbon' [in Abbess Mary Teresa Jocelyn's hand? Historical notes made at an earlier time; property notes more recent];

- Correspondence (1939-1943) with Devon County Council, the Ministry of Food, Devon County War Agricultural Executive Committee, the War Department, and Minimax Limited, relating to the construction of a footbridge, the use of land during the Second World War, and testing fire extinguishers.

- Correspondence (1954) with the land agents Michelmore, Loveys & Sons.

- Press clippings and brochures (c 1961-2002) relating to Marley House, South Brent. Includes two photocopies of articles relating to the centenary of the community's return to England, celebrated in 1961.

- Mixed correspondence (1966-1974) relating to St Katherine's Bungalow at Syon Abbey; St Bridget's Lodge at Syon Abbey; the development of the London-Penzance trunk road A38 and related problems with trees at South Brent; and allotment land at Chudleigh.

- Invoices and correspondence (1995-1998) with the land agents Michelmore, Loveys & Sons regarding land in Chudleigh; South Hams District Council regarding tenants; and BT [British Telecommunications]; SWEB [South Western Electricity Board]; South West Water Services; and Bradbury Water Services regarding utilities. [CLOSED]
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsPost-1975 correspondence is closed to public inspection on a 50-year rolling basis.
Creator_NameSyon Abbey (1415-2011); Bridgettine
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