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West Lynn Parish Council
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West Lynn Parish Council

  • PC 246
  • Fonds
  • 1894-1935

Minutes, accounts, correspondence and declarations of the West Lynn Parish Council.

It was absorbed into the Borough Council of King's Lynn in 1935. The records were held by the Town Clerk of Lynn for reference.

West Lynn Parish Council; 1894-1935; local government; West Lynn, Norfolk

Minute book

Accounts are shown within the minutes and audited signed or stamped. Additional pages shown into the back for the 1911 meeting

Financial Statements

Financial statements for the Parish Council and Overseers (1926, 1927 and undated). Gives a breakdown of the receipts and payments made. Some notice of audits included.

Payment of Poor Rate

With gaps. Notice of owner of properties as to the payment of the poor rate. Lists the properties they own, where they are located and who is inhabiting them.

Correspondence and papers

Correspondence to and from the Parish Council with government circulars. Some subjects were gathered together into their own folders, such as election guidance and items dealing with Swaine's Charity, and have been maintained. Other general correspondence has been placed into one unit.

Swaine's Charity

Swaine's Charity was a grant that helped give aid to the poor. These papers were created in preperation for the hand over to the Borough Council.


Papers and correspondence relating to the letting and use of allotments. Includes

Letter book

The letter book of outgoing mail from the Parish Council Clerk. Some loose correspondence included.

Rate valuation book

Show the rate valuations for properties within the parish, including industrial and freight transport hereditaments. Corrections dated 1934 but volume is otherwise undated.

Parish Council Election circulars and papers

Circulars (including election rules and guidelines), nomination papers and nomination statements related to the election of Parish Councillors. Also contains Register of Electors for West Lynn (Districts W and X) 1930.

Reorganisation papers

Papers and correspondence relating to the upcoming reorganisation of Parish Councils and the hand over to King's Lynn Borough Council

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