Document referencePC/MID
TitleMIDDLEHAM PARISH COUNCIL RECORDS
DescriptionTitle deeds for the Manor of Middleham 1592-1735; the market, fairs and tolls 14th century-1703; recreation ground 1926; messuage and lands in Middleham 1664-1772; Middleham bridge 1864-1886.
Manorial documents for Cobham ("Coveham") in Surrey 1496-1497; Middleham manorial records including court rolls and books 1690-1844, court papers 1730-1889, byelawmen 1790-1798, boundaries 1618-1739, stinting 1720-1889, quarrying and lime burning 1756-1877, fairs and markets 1653-1889, survey 1618, rentals 1702-1761.
Legal documents 1669-1887.
Parish records including records of the overseers of the poor 1739-1907; constables 1782-1795; churchwardens 1841-1870; surveyors of the highways 1826-1854.
Parish Council records including minute books 1894-201; financial statements 1897-1908; specification and tenders 1897-1903; tenancy agreement 1898; election of parish councillors 1891-1907; vouchers 1894-1938; insurance 1896-1898; lighting and watching 1833-1911; correspondence 1896-1938; declarations of acceptance of office 1949-1979; rate books 1931-1933; accounts 1906-1928; Playing Fields Management Committee minutes 1951-1961.
General correspondence 1670-1897.
Miscellaneous records including printed pamphlets 1880-1904; programme for an amateur concert at Middleham Castle 1863; picture of Middleham Castle 1885; valuations of Middleham township 1849; parish statistics 1961.
Recreation ground papers including War Memorial Recreation Ground Committee minute book 1925-1937; Playing Fields Association account book 1944-1974; proposed rules and constitution for the Recreation Ground Committee n.d.
Public Rooms Committee records including minutes 1911-1962; accounts 1928-1967; memorandum of agreement to let 1942; constitution and rules for the Public Rooms 1947; correspondence 1959-1965; rules of the Middleham Public Rooms Committee and the rules of the Middleham Reading and Recreation Rooms 1899.
Parish meeting minute book 1846-1859.
Middleham Bridge records including notes on the history of the bridge with plan 1886; Middleham Bridge trust accounts and minutes 1888-1934; Charity Commission order certifying approval of a trustee 1897; copy resolution of the parish council relating to the road north of Middleham bridge 1901.
Middleham Moor Committee records including minutes 1878-1979; accounts 1820-1979; rules and regulations 1905-1961; lists of householders 1948-1979; agreements 1959; letters and papers 1959-1979.
Date14th century-1979
LevelCollection
Extent0.22 cubic metres
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyParish councils were established by the Local Government Act 1894 which specified that there should be a parish meeting for every rural parish and a parish council for every parish with a population of over 300. Provision was also made for parish councils in parishes with smaller populations to be established by special order of the County Council.
Access conditionsOpen
CopiesParts of this collection have been microfilmed [MIC 1040, 1159, 1185, 1186, 1187, 1221, 1730, 2314, 2315, 2339, 2348, 2424, 3964].
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