Research project: Transatlantic Slavery Connections of Selected English Heritage Properties

About the Project

Culture& trainee researcher in residence Edinam and a group of Young Producers have worked with English Heritage historians and University of Leicester to undertake research into little-known links between English Heritage sites across the country and the transatlantic slave trade.

Through this project, the team hopes to bring to light more stories and information about connections , so that we can give the fullest possible history of these English Heritage sites.

This research project builds on a scoping report compiled by Dr Miranda Kaufmann in 2007 which looked into 33 English Heritage properties that were either built or occupied during the main period of the British Transatlantic slave trade (c. 1640-1807). 26 of these properties were found to have some connection with either slavery or abolition.

Research reports on four of these properties – Marble Hill, Northington Grange, Bolsover Castle, and Brodsworth Hall – can be found at the bottom of this page.

Edinam's Research Reports

All of Edinam’s reports will be held here shortly and you will be able to follow the links to read the reports written by Edinam in 2021.

Audley End

Edinam’s report on the links between Audley End and the transatlantic slave trade is coming soon.

Brodsworth Hall

Edinam’s report on the links between Brodsworth Hall and the transatlantic slave trade is coming soon.

Witley Court

Edinam’s report on the links between Witley Court and the transatlantic slave trade is coming soon.

Osborne House

Edinam’s report on the links between Osborne House and the transatlantic slave trade is coming soon.

Battle Abbey

Edinam’s report on the links between Battle Abbey and the transatlantic slave trade is coming soon.

Original Reports

Click the links below to explore the original research reports used as a basis for this project.

Dr Miranda Kaufmann 2007 Report

Follow this link to read the original Kaufmann report on the links to Transatlantic Slave Trade across English Heritage sites.

Brodsworth Hall

Follow the link to read a more detailed report into the slavery linkages of Brodsworth Hall produced in 2010.

Bolsover Castle

Follow the link to read a more detailed report into the slavery linkages of Bolsover Castle produced in 2010.

Northington Grange

Follow the link to read a more detailed report into the slavery linkages of The Grange at Northington produced in 2010.

Marble Hill House

Follow the link to read a more detailed report into the slavery linkages of Marble Hill House produced in 2010.

English Heritage: Transatlantic Slavery And Abolition

Discover how traces of transatlantic slavery can be found across many sites in the National Heritage Collection, and explore the stories of individuals whose lives were touched by enslavement, including those who campaigned for its eventual abolition.

English Heritage Transatlantic Slave Trade Research Pages

All up to date and new research on this subject by English Heritage will be available on our SLAVERY CONNECTIONS TO ENGLISH HERITAGE SITES page.