Archdeaconry of Norfolk: Visitation Books
- 1560-1867 (Creation)
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181 volumes and booklets, 1 paper
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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.
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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 26 April 1978 (numbered ANF 1/181-182).
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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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Numbers not used: ANF 1/19.
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- Archdeaconry of Norfolk; ?- (Creator)
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Created 13/08/2001 by droip. Modified 27/11/2006 by Droip.