Lordships of the Manor are property rights under the law of
England and Wales. Similar rights in Scotland are referred to as
Although many of the pecuniary rights of the Lords of the Manor were abolished by the Law of Property Act 1922, a variety of privileges remain with them, including rights associated with minerals, the ownership of documents of title, and - perhaps the greatest attraction - the right to call oneself Lord of the Manor. Manorial lordships are saleable, and their average values can be in excess of £10,000. In suitable cases, therefore, it is worth asking whether the estate included any such lordships.
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The valuation of manorial lordships is undertaken by the VOA (
IHTM23002). You should refer all
requests for such valuations via Our Valuation Office Liaison
Baronial Titles, as with Lordships of the Manor, can be valuable assets. In taxable cases where there is a substantial landed estate and the deceased was a member of the peerage, you should ask if the estate included any such title. If it did, you should refer the question of valuation to the VOA via Our Valuation Office Liaison (This text has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000)).