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Norfolk County Quarter Sessions Sub-series
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Norwich Shirehall

Architectural drawings, entitled 'Norfolk Gaol' in fact of Shirehall, undated and unsigned, presumably relating to work of William Wilkins junior in c 1822.

Pauper Lunatic Returns

The Act of 53 Vict. c.5 required clerks to guardians of Poor Law Unions to send in returns of pauper lunatics to the clerk of the peace. Give details of where the person was living and amount of out relief received is given in some cases.

Private Lunatic Asylums

The Act of 14 Geo. III, c.49 (1774) and 2-3 Wm. IV, c.107 (1832) authorized Quarter Sessions to license private asylums and to appoint justices as 'visitors'.

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