Fonds COR 4 - Great Yarmouth Coroner's District

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COR 4

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Great Yarmouth Coroner's District

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  • 1921-2010 (Creation)

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205 pieces

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(fl 1928-2010)

Administrative history

W[illiam] S[mith] Ferrier was named as Great Yarmouth coroner in 1845 in the White's Trade Directory of the same year. In 1850 he was described as consulting surgeon at the Royal Hospital, Great Yarmouth. The following list of coroners was also obtained from trade directories; Charles Henry Chamberlain, 23 King Street (1850-1868); William Holt, South Quay (1877-1883); John Tolver Waters, South Quay (1888-1916); George Frederick Durrant Preston, 8 South Quay (1922-1925); Cecil Thomas Ashworth Beevor, 8 South Quay (1929); Richard Gournay Ferrier, 5 Queen Street (1933-1940); Geoffrey John Bracey, 23 Regent Street (1948-1952); G.L. Talbot, 23 Regent Street (1955); Leslie E England, 7 South Quay (1957-1976); K.M. Dowding, 11 Queen Street, later 6 South Quay (1976-?).
Amalgamated with the Greater Norfolk Coroner’s District to form the Norfolk Coroner’s District which came into force on 1 April 2010 [Norfolk (Coroners’ Districts) Order 2010].

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 9 February, 23 February, 9 March, 24 April 1977, 18 July 1979, 24 November 1982 (numbered COR 4/1/1-2, COR 4/2/1, COR 4/3/1-45, COR 4/4/1); 26 September 1984, 15 February 1985 (numbered COR 4/3/46-52); 25 February 1987 (numbered COR 4/3/53-64); 8 February 1989 (numbered COR 4/3/65-68); 13 March 1991 (numbered COR 4/3/69-91); 10 February 1994 (numbered COR 4/3/92-105); 14 May 1998 (ACC 1998/30 numbered COR 4/3/106-141); 19 March 2004 (ACC 2003/249 numbered COR 4/8/1, 3-10); 28 April 2006 (ACC 2006/15 numbered COR 4/1/3-10 and COR 4/8/2); 3 May 2006 (ACC 2006/21 numbered COR 4/8/11-13); and 15 February 2013 (ACC 2012/310 numbered COR 4/5/1-12, COR 4/6/1-23 and COR 4/7/1-2).

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Contains daily record books, 1928-1956 (COR 4/1), evidence books, 1951-1956 (COR 4/2), inquest files, 1951-1994 (COR 4/3) and administrative correspondence, 1957-1964 (COR 4/4).

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There are access restrictions on most coroner's records. For access, written permission should be sought from the Norfolk Coroner.

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e48e1938-cfad-4639-a54b-9a4ca12c91d5

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Created 25/05/2000 by Drojd. Modified 21/12/2018 by Droip and March 2022 by JW.

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