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A seigneurial borough was an administrative division of urban government within a manor of medieval England, that granted a town's citizens or burgesses rights of burgage tenure and a degree of self-government under a charter or prescription granted by the Lord of the Manor.[1] Unlike fully incorporated boroughs, which received their privileges directly from The Crown through a Royal Charter and thus had "no lord but the King", seigniorial boroughs remained dependent on local manorial authority.[2]


  1. ^ Ballard, Adolphus; Tait, James (2010). "Seigneurial boroughs". British Borough Charters 1216-1307. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. lxxv–xc. ISBN 1108010342. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  2. ^ Tait, James (1968). The Medieval English Borough: Studies on Its Origins and Constitutional History. Manchester: Manchester University Press. p. 354. ISBN 0719003393. Retrieved 2012-10-13.