Reference NumberB/PBE
TitleRecords of the Pemberton Barnes Estates Company Limited
Date(s)1818-c. 1966
DescriptionThis collection consists of registers of leases and tenants, agreements, cash books and building plans. Also includes the marriage settlement of Mr and Mrs William Pemberton Barnes.

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Extent13 volumes, 69 items and 1 document
AdminHistoryThe Pemberton Barnes Estates Company had its origins with John Barnes, a bricklayer from Whitechapel who in the 1780s built a terrace of houses in Mile End Road named Barnes Place. John Barnes died in 1849. His estate passed to his family including William Pemberton Barnes and his wife Ann of Havering-atte-Bower, Essex and Robert Pemberton.

During the nineteenth century the company developed significant estates in East London and elsewhere. Among these were the "Cattle Lairs", Mile End, near Grove Road, the Barnes Place Estate, Mile End, the Rumbold Estate, Stepney, the Globe Estate, Mile End, the Bethnal Green Estate (Coventry Street/Three Colt Lane area), the Newcastle Street Estate, Whitechapel, the Devonshire Street Estate, Mile End, and the Globe Fields Estate, Mile End. From 1875-1973 the headquarters of the Pemberton Barnes Estate Company were at Park House, 29 Mile End Road. In the post Second-World War period most of the estates were gradually disposed of, the Globe Fields Estate being acquired by the Peabody Housing Trust in the 1970s. The Company survived as a holding company with offices in Lincolns Inn Fields and later dissolved in December 2020.
CustodialHistoryThe records were deposited by the Pemberton Barnes Estates Company in 1977. They were originally catalogued as STE/632-642, Deeds 5878-5891 and 7782, and Maps 1111-1125 and 1141-1158. Original references are given in the AltRefNo field.
Further records (P/PBE/9) were deposited on indefinite loan from solicitors in 2007 via the British Records Association
SubjectPrivate housing
Land and estates
Private enterprises
ArchNoteP/PBE/9 was catalogued by Richard Wiltshire, 11 May 2021.
Access StatusOpen
AccessConditionsMaterial within this collection has been closed under current Data Protection legislation as the records concerned contain sensitive personal data. Please check specific item level descriptions for details, and refer any queries to the Heritage Officer (Archives).
RequestNO - This does not represent a physical document. Please click on the reference number and view list of records to find material available to order at file or item level.


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