Series Y/L 2 - Borough Gaol

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Y/L 2


Borough Gaol


  • 1838-1887 (Creation)

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67 pieces

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Its records, save the Gaol Committee minutes, 1836-1875, which remain in corporate custody, apparently passed to the Library about 1885 when it acquired the Tolhouse, which had formed the nucleus of the gaol buildings, for museum purposes. Y/L 2/1-67 transferred to Great Yarmouth Museums on 15 August 1974. Transferred back to the Norfolk Record Office, 13 July 2005, Y/L 2/7, Y/L 2/15, Y/L 2/20 and Y/L 2/21 had been thought to be missing but discovered at Great Yarmouth Museum offices in August 2008 and brought to Norfolk Record Office with ACC 2008/175.

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Gaol books; Bridewell book; Committal and Discharge books; Index and Receiving book; Gaol registers with indexes; Analyses of registers; Daily Number books; Discharge books; Diet books and accounts; Gaol accounts; Gaol Keeper's, Surgeon's, Chaplain's and Schoolmaster's journals; Visiting Justices' Order and Minute books; Gaol Sessions minute book; and other miscellaneous registers and papers.

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