Fonds ANW 4 - Archdeaconry of Norwich: Visitation or General Books

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Archdeaconry of Norwich: Visitation or General Books


  • 1664-1824 (Creation)

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In the Diocese of Norwich. Until 1894 the Archdeaconry of Norwich comprised the Deaneries of Blofield, Breccles, Brisley, Flegg (including Gt Yarmouth), Holt, Ingworth, Lynn (including King’s Lynn), Lynn Marshland, Norwich, Sparham, Taverham, Thetford, Toftrees and Walsingham. In 1894 the boundaries were re-drawn and the Archdeaconry of Lynn was created, the Archdeaconry of Norwich thereafter comprised Blofield, Flegg, Holt, Ingworth, Norwich, Repps, Sparham, Taverham and Waxham.

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These list incumbents, churchwardens etc., and mainly contain injunctions as to repairs and furnishings. They continue in effect from the comperta books, though the early ones are entitled libri generales inquisiciones. To 1684 two of the clergy within each deanery are usually designated to carry out the visitation. From 1719 names of churchwardens sworn within the Peculiar of Castle Rising are usually recorded.

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