SAHAAS Deeds Collection

A calendar of deeds and other papers in the Society’s collection covering the 17th century to 20th centuries

From the 1970s onwards, the Society has received various property deeds and legal papers relating to St Albans (and some from the district) from both individuals and firms of solicitors. It represents an important collection for those studying the history of the city from the 16th century onwards.

This Handlist is the first time the collection has been fully listed. All the documents are available to view in the Society’s Library. Please do contact us at least three days in advance if you wish to see documents from the collection. (email

We anticipate that the descriptions contained in the handlist will be transferred to our online library catalogue in due course.

Updated December 2022.