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Conisbrough Court Rolls: Home Page

Mining the Past in South Yorkshire

Lives and Livelihoods in Conisbrough Manor

An exterior view of Conisbrough Castle.

Conisbrough was one of the important royal manors of Yorkshire. Its Court Rolls provide us with a unique account of the working lives and relationships of its inhabitants. The Rolls survive in large measure across eight centuries. This project aims to show what can be done with such remarkable documents. Through it, you can discover the historic workings of a manor and learn more about Conisbrough and how its past has contributed to its present. This project is the result of a successful partnership between The Conisbrough and Denaby Main Heritage Group, Doncaster Borough Archives and the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield. It has been sponsored by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.


University of Sheffield Humanities Research Institute Online Press          Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council