So what is a Lordship today?

Lordship title

Bearing in mind lords have not been responsible for tax collection for many years.  All that is left is an honour role with no responsibility to collect tax, an empty shell.  Confusion comes where people believe that the lordship represents a set of rights over the land within the bounds of the old manor.  In…

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Manorial Land and Manorial Rights

Manorial Land

Manorial Land only differs from other classifications of land by its legal classification. Other land prior to registration could have been copyhold or freehold land. Within the category of manorial land would have been the demesne (land farmed by the lord), tenanted land, freehold land and manorial waste.  The manorial demesne and waste land would be…

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