Learn about our historical and legislative background.

About legislation

All organisations need to provide for the management of their records, including for the long term, as an essential part of their effective administration and governance.

Manorial definitions

Definition of a manor PDA Harvey in Manorial Records gives three meanings of the word manor; "a residence", "a unit of estate administration" and "a piece of landed property with tenants over whom the landlord exercised rights of jurisdiction in a private court".

Approved places of deposit

Places of Deposit for public records are appointed to hold specific record classes in agreement with their parent authority to hold specific public record classes under s.