Maps of the Estate of Trinity College Dublin

Repository: Trinity College Dublin

Identity Statement

TitleMaps of the Estate of Trinity College Dublin
Archive ReferenceIE TCD MUN/ME 4
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1775
Extent Medium1 large volume


Creator(s): Frizell, Richard, fl 1775, land surveyor and cartographer

  • Administrative History ↴

    The management of the college estates loomed large in the business of the Board. As landlords the college had to administer leases and rent renewals and the monitoring of its land, its conditions and financial implications was of utmost importance, therefore commissioning of maps of estates of college land were issued by the college Board. Source: Trinity College Dublin, 1592-1952: An Academic History by R. B. McDowell and D. A. Webb
  • Archival History ↴

    Institutional archives
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Frizell, Richard, fl 1775, land surveyor and cartographer ↴

    One large volume containing maps of all the estates of Trinity College Dublin, drawn up by Richard Frizell. The maps clearly distinguish arable land and in places show what would seem to be open-field strips. Buildings are carefully drawn in elevation.
    The volume contains full pages of maps illustrated in pen and watercolour alongside personal descriptive remarks by Frizell about the condition and quality of the land, its requirements for improvements, its location and who occupies the land. The maps are drawn in a scale of perches per inch but scale varies according to each map. The rear of the volume contains lists of tenants names according to county, their tenure which was generally for 21 years, number of acres rented, present value of land and the total number of acres per county.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    The volume contains an index at the front and the maps are arranged according to counties as follows:
    Queen’s County (Laois)

Conditions of Access & Use

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Creation Dates1775
Extent Medium1 large volume
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Finding Aids Catalogued in Hermathena : A Dublin University Review vol. XCVIII, 1964 by F.H.A. Aalen and R.J.Hunter; a full list of the College maps can be consulted in the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library, Trinity College Dublin. Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Related MaterialThe archives of Trinity College contain several volumes of eighteenth-century maps.

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteNatalie Milne, February 2014
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottowa: International Council on Archives, 2000. National Council on Archives: Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names. Chippenham: National Council on Archives, 1997.
Date of Descriptions41671