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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL: Title deeds and legal documents
Created 1562-[1975]
Level of description
Series of King's College Hospital
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
30 bundles, 16 files, 61 items


Name of creator(s)

King's College Hospital

Administrative / Biographical history

Title deeds relate to property owned by King's College Hospital in the Lincoln's Inn area of London and at Denmark Hill, Lambeth, Surrey. The Hospital also leased land and buildings. As the Hospital progressed and expanded, more legal transactions occurred. It also benefited from the receipt of wills and legacies.Some King's College Hospital deeds were released to the custody of the College Solicitor in 1996, for delivery to the National Health Service Trust's solicitors.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital.

Content & structure

Scope and content

King's College Hospital title deeds and legal documents, 1562-[1975], comprising, title deeds with schedules, 1562-1915, (KH/T1), relating to the Hospital sites such as in the Lincolns Inn area and Denmark Hill; deeds not on schedules, 1875-1923, (KH/T1), such as abstract of leases, and copies or drafts of conveyances and agreements; wills and legacies benefiting the Hospital, 1873-1908, (KH/T2), including correspondence and papers relating to cases, and copies of the wills; legal documents, 1876-1963, (KH/T3), including agreements between such parties as the London County Council, the Local Government Board, societies, individuals and the Hospital, usually concerning medical treatments, also includes copies of wills, and Lloyds of London certificates of fidelity insurance against cash in transit; files, 1907-[1975], (KH/T), including the House Governor's office files, and schedules of deeds and documents relating to the Denmark Hill site, Dulwich Hamlet Athletic Ground, Dog Kennel Hill, and Strand House site.

System of arrangement

Arranged under 'Title deeds with schedules', 'Deeds not on schedules', 'Wills and legacies benefiting King's College Hospital', 'Other legal documents', and 'Files'.

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Administrative and committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

Mar 2000

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  • Deeds
  • Documents
  • Health services
  • Hospital administration
  • Hospitals
  • Information sources
  • Law
  • Legal documents
  • Legal systems
  • Medical institutions
  • Social sciences
  • Social welfare

Corporate names

  • Inns of Court, Lincoln's Inn
  • King's College Hospital
  • LCC, London County Council
  • Local Government Board


  • City of Westminster, London, England
  • Denmark Hill (west side), Lambeth, London, England
  • Dog Kennel Hill, Camberwell, London, England
  • Dulwich, Surrey, England
  • East Dulwich, Southwark, London, England
  • Strand, Westminster, London, England

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