Fonds ANW 6 - Archdeaconry of Norwich: Visitation Presentments

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Archdeaconry of Norwich: Visitation Presentments


  • 1578-1861 (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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To 1640 entered in books called libri veredictorum, nos 4-6 (1598-1608) are signed by the churchwardens or questmen. No 5 was found in 1975 among solicitor's papers, probably of Messrs Jarvis and Morgan, at King's Lynn Town Hall. From 1775 (no 34) the presentments are on printed forms and from 1786 those returned at Easter visitations take the form of replies to printed questionnaires mainly relating to fabric, clerical residence and the frequency of services.

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A presentment of 1682 from Griston is with the Archdeacon's Transcripts of that parish.

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