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Parish name

The parish field exists in the Manorial Documents Register for England to enable manors to be identified separately and to distinguish between manors with the same, or very similar names, in the same county.


Each manor name is linked to one parish only. This is the ancient ecclesiastical parish in which the demesne lands of the manor lay or the majority of the manor lands were located. No attempt has been made to link a manor name to all the parishes in which lands belonging to the manor may have been located.


Where there are several parishes with identical names within one county, a distinction is made between them by adding a further reference in brackets to the parish name.


Manor names in the Manorial Documents Register for Wales are not linked to a parish. This information has not been compiled due to its complexity and the lack of sources.


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