Pipe Rolls

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Pipe Rolls (sometimes referred to as Shrieval Accounts), were developed around 1129 A.D. - for the purposes of accounting for expenses and accounts for Shires (to Royalty). Pipe Rolls were administered by The Exchequer (modern spelling). Pipe Rolls “ran” from 1129 until 1832. Rolls also indicate what lands were “taken under control” by Royal Authority. Pipe Rolls also do NOT list the “worth” of The King or Queen (at the time). Pipe Rolls served as a model for early Bank and Finance records keeping.