TitleNewton Shawe Collection
AdminHistoryThe Newton Shawe collection consists largely of title deeds and papers relating to Hazelbarrow Hall and other property in Norton, belonging to Robert Newton (died 1789). The collection also includes a number of maps of property in Norton and district, some of which belonged to the Newton Family, some to the Shores of Norton.

The present farmhouse of Hazelbarrow Farm is built upon the site of the ancient Hazelbarrow Hall, which was constructed by the Frechevilles in the 16th century. Older buildings stood on the site prior to the construction of the hall. A William de Haselbyre lived on the site before 1290. From the early 14th century Hazelbarrow belonged to the Selioke family until it was purchased by the Frechevilles c. 1590.

In 1635, Lord Frecheville sold the Hall to the Morewood Family of Alfreton for £2,450. One of the daughters of Anthony Morewood (County Sheriff in 1649), who lived at Hazelbarrow, married Henry Goring of Lyden (Sussex) c. 1670 and Hazelbarrow passed to the Goring Family.

The Gorings sold the Hazelbarrow estate in 1671 to John Storie, a lead merchant. Storie's sister Margaret inherited the estate which passed to the Wingfield family following Margaret's marriage to Ferdinand Wingfield of Wakefield. In 1729, Storie Wingfield, the owner of Hazelbarrow Hall, died, leaving money for the poor boys of Norton to be sent to the Grammar School.

The property later came into the possession of Robert Newton who also had charitable interests in the area (by a will of 1784, Newton founded a charitable fund which became a subsidiary of Norton Endowed School). On Robert Newton's death in 1789, the property passed to his cousin Shawe of Liverpool, but the Shawe family never resided in the area (the main Shawe family seat was at Waddington Hall, Warwickshire).
DescriptionTitle Deeds etc. to Hazelbarrow Hall and lands in Jordanthorpe and Norton, [13th cent] - 1704 (NSC/1)

Miscellaneous Papers relating to Norton, etc., [early 17th cent - 19th cent] (NSC/2)

Documents relating to land in Beauchief, Dronfield, Unstone, Greenhill, etc., and also Alstonefield (Staffordshire), 1676 - 1774 (NSC/3)

Maps and Surveys of Newton and Shawe Estates and also Shore Estates in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, c. 1708 - c. 1886 (NSC/4)
Date[13th cent] - c. 1886
Extent153 items
RelatedMaterialBagshawe of the Oakes, Norton records (also known as Oakes Deeds) (OD) [including papers relating to Wingfield family etc.]

Norton Parish records (includes deeds relating to Norton from early 14th cent) (PR2)

Deeds concerning land in parishes of Barlborough, Bolton (Isle of Axholme), Brampton (Derbyshire), Darley, Dronfield, Eckington, Handsworth, Mansfield, Norton, Sheffield and Staveley [all appear to relate to families of Wingfield of Hazelbarrow Hall and Harrison of Orgreave], 1593 - 1806 (LC/10-63)

Letter to Thomas Wright on legal matters from Storie Wingfield of Hasleborough [Hazelbarrow], 1725 (TC/527)

Survey of the estates of Robert Newton Shawe in the counties of York, Derby and Stafford, c.1784 - 1842 (FC/MB/220)

Papers concerning chancery case of Newton v. Bagshaw, arising out of the will of Mrs Mary Bagshaw of Ford, one of the daughters of John Wingfield of Norton, 1727 - 1771 (TC/487-591) [including letters from Robert Newton, 1754 - 1771]

Letters to John Read: From Robert Newton Shawe and other members of the Shawe family chiefly about elections, 1830 - 1832 (MD1859)

Copy of 1737 map of Robert Newton's lands in Norton (MD7285/1)

Genealogy and memorial Storie Wingfield of Haseborough [Hazelbarrow, Norton] (MD2018)
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