Sub-fonds BL/DR - Drainage, Harbours and Navigation

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Drainage, Harbours and Navigation


  • 1320-20th century (Creation)

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8 bundles, 3 envelopes, 12 folders, 1 notebook, 2 parchments, 5 rolls, 10 volumes, 2 boxes, 4 files, 7 gatherings, 2 volumes, 3 booklets, 30 papers

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This section contains papers relating to North Norfolk land drainage, inland navigation and the harbour of King's Lynn. Most of these papers came from the archive of the Bagge family of Gaywood: those relating to the drainage of Marshland and the surrounding are were among the papers of Thomas Dixon whose property was inherited by the Bagges, and those relating to inland navigation and King's Lynn harbour reflect the Bagges' interests as merchants and ship owners. Other records, such as the Norfolk Sewers books, were probably purchased - a few have a note of provenance. There are also miscellaneous papers relating to drainage in other sections of the Bradfer-Lawrence catalogue.

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