Fonds DN/ADR 6 - Diocese of Norwich: Advowsons

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DN/ADR 6

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Diocese of Norwich: Advowsons

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  • 1780-1986 (Creation)

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18 pieces

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(1095-)

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The Diocese of Norwich was established when Bishop Herbert de Losinga transferred the see from Thetford to Norwich in 1095 or 1096. At that time the diocese contained Norfolk (except Emneth, which was in the diocese of Ely), Suffolk (except for parishes in the peculiar deanery of Bocking) and part of south-east Cambridgeshire. This remained the case until 1837 when the Cambridgeshire portion along with the Archdeaconry of Sudbury (comprising West Suffolk) and the Liberty of Bury St Edmunds passed to the Diocese of Ely. In 1914 the Archdeaconry of Suffolk (except the deanery of Lothingland, i.e., the area around Lowestoft in north-east Suffolk), became part of the newly-created Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich whilst at the same time the Fincham and Lynn Marshland deaneries were transferred to the Diocese of Ely.

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Miscellaneous deeds and papers concerning the ownership and transfer of advowsons including proceedings under the Benefices Act 1898. Some are probably stray papers from the registrars' work as solicitors.

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76b0d075-5247-4e2b-b237-8d51ea208935

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Created 12/02/2003 by Droip. Modified 29/08/2006 by Droip.

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