Three treasures from the Finch Hatton Archive by Various

1) The First Lord Hatton's Book of Seals which records many documents and seals that have subsequently been lost.


Leather & vellum & parchment & ink & coloured pigments & paper & gilding
1) 47.5 x 38 x 6 cm; 2) 47.5 x 37.5 x 3 cm; 3) 45 x 33 x 3.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,000 ( Total: £135,000; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
Trustees of the Winchilsea and Nottingham Settled Estates

Includes a depiction of the earliest known seal of an English noble, Odo of Kent, pre 1089; 2) The First Lord Hatton's Ceremonial of the Creation of the Knights of the Bath which follows the knight's progression from being bathed to the actual anointment; 3) Sir Christopher Hatton, Lord Chanceller, survey of property which includes maps by the cartographer Ralph Treswell.


Archive of the Finch Hatton family of Kirby and Holdenby; on deposit at Northamptonshire Record Office since the 1920s.

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Northamptonshire Record Office Wootton Hall Park, NORTHAMPTON Northamptonshire NN4 8BQ 01604 762129

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