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Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835
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Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich, with records relating to the Yarmouth Haven and Piers Act, and also a collection of Alehouse Recognizances

The Norwich Commissions of Sewers concerned the River Wensum or Yare and its related watercourses within the limits of the city and county of Norwich. They were established by royal (or parliamentary) letters patents and ultimately derived authori...

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

Letters patent for Commissions of Sewers for the River Wensum

Dated at Westminster, 6 Edward VI. Appoints a commission of local knights, serjeants at law and gentlemen (listed) headed by Thomas, the Bishop of Norwich, to survey and inquire by oath concerning the various rivers, floods, ditches, banks, gutter...

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

Letters Patents and related records for Commissions of Sewers

All these letters patents for commissions of sewers concerned the River Wensum and its related watercourses within the limits of the city and county of Norwich, that is, from Hellesdon Mill through the city of Norwich and down-river to Hardley Cro...

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

Royal writs to receive commissioners' oaths

Addressed to the mayor, steward, recorder and aldermen of Norwich to receive the oaths of commissioners of sewers. Includes writs for 1703, 1710, 1732, 1750, 1761 and 1772 and which are filed with copy texts of the oaths. Also includes a writ to t...

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

Commissioners' precepts to sheriffs to summon juries

Signed (by the commissioners) orders to the city sheriffs to give notice of general sewer sessions at the Guildhall and to cause panels of 24 jurors to appear at the sessions to view, survey and search, '...the sewers, bridges, calcies and po...

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

Minutes of sewer session verdicts and presentments

Of encroachments and nuisances on the river, common stream and diverse creeks between Sandlings Ferry and the New Mills whereby the current was obstructed and navigation hindered. Includes presentments for not maintaining the river banks, nor cutt...

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

Minutes of sewer session verdicts and presentments

Verdicts of two sessions for offences on the river between the farthest part of Buckingham and Thorpe, and between, 'my Lord's Garden' and Hellesdon. All offences to be amended by 20 August 1717. Includes index of presentees.

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

Minutes of sewer session verdicts and presentments

Labelled on front cover, 'Minutes of the Jury of Sewers Inquests from 1724'. Minutes of periodic inquests for years, 1724, 1733, 1739, 1741, 1750, 1751 and 1755 with marginal notes of unremedied offences. Includes references to unauthori...

Commissions of Sewers for the City and County of Norwich; 1552-1835

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