King's Lynn Borough Archives

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King's Lynn Borough Archives

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  • Provincial/d'État

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Archivist Contact principal



Adresse physique

King's Lynn Borough Archives
Stories of Lynn
King's Lynn Town Hall
Saturday Market Place


King’s Lynn



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Code postal

PE30 5DQ


01553 774 297




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Contexte géographique et culturel

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Gestion des archives courantes et intermédiaires et politiques de collecte

King's Lynn Borough records only.



These are the main records held in the borough archives:

Royal charters, letters patent and close and privy seal writs, 1204-1737
Episcopal and other non-royal charters, formal letters and agreements, 1204-1609
Hall or congregation (assembly) rolls and books, 1385-87, 1399-1403 and 1412-1902
Council minutes, 1903-74
Registers of freemen and apprenticeships, 1440-1868, and honorary freemen, 1901-69
Registers and enrolments of charters, deeds, wills and memoranda, 1276-1924, including the 14th century Red Register and an early 15th century common clerk's book
Enrolled private deeds, 1571-1881
Court records, 13th to 20th centuries, including:
Assize of bread, 1296-98
Leet rolls and books, 1309-1871
Guildhall Court books, 1591-1846
Quarter sessions records, 1620-1971
Admiralty Court books and papers, 1604-1830
Accounts from the late 13th century to 1959, including:
Chamberlains' and Treasurer's accounts, 1297-1959
Tolls and town dues accounts, 1557-1852
Terriers, rentals and deeds to Corporation estates in Lynn, South Lynn, Gaywood, Snettisham, Wiggenhall and elsewhere, late 13th to 20th centuries
Religious gilds, including the Holy Trinity and Corpus Christi gilds: minutes, statutes and accounts, 13th to 16th centuries
Trustees under an Act for the relief of maimed and disabled seamen: minutes, accounts and papers, 1747-1827
Paving Commissioners' minutes, accounts, deeds and papers, 1790-1872
Borough Surveyor and Engineer's plans, 19th to 20th centuries
Registers of deposited (building control) plans, 1883-1974 and plans, 1883-1959

Instruments de recherche, guides et publications

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Heures d'ouverture

The office is closed to the public at the moment. For updates, please see the Stories of Lynn website.

Conditions d'accès et d'utilisation


By car

We are located at King’s Lynn’s historic Saturday Market Place, the postcode for your satnav is PE30 5DQ. Pay and display parking is available on the Saturday Market Place – for further information about parking please see the Borough Council’s website here.

By rail

King’s Lynn Town Hall is a 10-minute walk or short taxi ride from the rail station. Direct trains run hourly (half hourly at peak times) to London King’s Cross and there is a connecting service to Peterborough and the Midlands.

By bus

King’s Lynn Town Hall is a 10-minute walk or short taxi ride from the bus station. Buses run to many places in West Norfolk as well as Peterborough, Wisbech, Dereham, and Norwich.

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  • anglais



Notes relatives à la mise à jour de la notice


Points d'accès

  • Presse-papier

Contact principal

King's Lynn Borough Archives Stories of Lynn King's Lynn Town Hall Saturday Market Place
King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5DQ