Fonds ANF 1 - Archdeaconry of Norfolk: Visitation Books

Reference code

ANF 1

Title

Archdeaconry of Norfolk: Visitation Books

Date(s)

  • 1560-1867 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

181 volumes and booklets, 1 paper

Name of creator

(?-)

Administrative history

In the Diocese of Norwich. Until 1894 the Archdeaconry of Norfolk comprised the Deaneries of Brooke, Cranwich, Depwade, Fincham, Heacham, Hingham, Humbleyard, Redenhall, Repps, Rockland and Waxham. In 1894 the boundaries were redrawn and the Archdeaconry of Lynn was created, the Archdeaconry of Norfolk thereafter comprised the Deaneries of Brooke, Depwade, Hingham, Humbleyard, Loddon, Redenhall and Rockland. Lothingland was added in 1914.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 April 1978 (numbered ANF 1/181-182).

Scope and content

Also called act books or libri detectionum. The pre-1699 books are often casually dated. Presentments and other papers are inserted. Deaneries are listed in the order in which they appear, and where an overlap occurs a deanery was dealt with partly in one book and partly in another.

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Accruals

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Numbers not used: ANF 1/19.

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Catalogued

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