Fonds Y/C - Gt. Yarmouth Borough: Corporation (unreformed)

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Gt. Yarmouth Borough: Corporation (unreformed)


  • 1208-1947 (Creation)

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45 series

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Administrative history

Great Yarmouth Borough Council was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act of 1972.

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on unknown dates.

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  1. Old Archive Lists
  2. Royal Charters and Grants of Privilege
  3. Piracy Commission

Borough Court

  1. Court rolls
  2. Court books
  3. Waste court books
  4. Court books post 1841
  5. Court files and miscellaneous

Borough Sessions

  1. Waste sessions books
  2. Licensed victuallers' recognizance rolls
  3. Sessions estreats
  4. Sessions miscellaneous
  5. Coroner's Roll
  6. Leet
  7. Quest of Liberties
  8. Admiralty Court
  9. Deed Rolls
  10. Memorandum and Enrolment Books


  1. Assembly books and files
  2. Assembly committee books
  3. 'Breeds' (records of Assembly attendances)
  4. Freemen and Apprentices
  5. Pix Rolls
  6. Murage Receipt Rolls
  7. Chamberlains' Doors
  8. Local Customs Accounts
  9. Audit Books
  10. Haven Accounts
  11. Rentals
  12. Children's Hospital Rentals

Corporate Estate

  1. Title deeds
  2. Leasehold
  3. Exchequer Quittances
  4. Formal Documents (not title deeds)
  5. Settlement Bonds
  6. Correspondence and Papers
  7. Maps and Plans
  8. Miscellaneous

Civil Parish

  1. Churchwardens' accounts

  2. Vestry

  3. Overseers' accounts

  4. Church rate books

  5. Highway rate books

  6. Watch rate books

  7. Records transferred from The National Archives

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 21/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 17/07/2019 by Droip.


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