Fonds DN/BBD - Diocese of Norwich: Bishop's Books and Documents Committee

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DN/BBD

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Diocese of Norwich: Bishop's Books and Documents Committee

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  • 1950s-2007 (Creation)

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(fl 1977-2007)

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Alternatively known as P4 or Wigwam.

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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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Inventoriesof documents in parish custody compiled for the Bishop's Books and Documents Committee. Includes transcripts or extended excerpts from original records (but not parish registers) and the committee minutes for 1957-1976.

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7c7864cb-22a1-42a5-9aae-718814acdaac

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Created 10/12/2018 by Droip. Modified 10/12/2018 by Droip.

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