Fonds PD 484 - Parish Records of St Stephen, Norwich

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PD 484


Parish Records of St Stephen, Norwich


  • 1538-2021 (Creation)

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197 pieces

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 25 May 1983 (numbered PD 484/1-35); 18 May 1992 (numbered PD 484/36-37); 20 September 2001 (ACC 2001/162 numbered PD 484/38-162); 30 December 2005 (ACC 2005/288 numbered PD 484/163-180); 15 July 2011 (ACC 2011/92 numbered PD 484/181-190); 28 September 2011 (ACC 2011/156 numbered PD 484/191); 2 February 2016 (ACC 2015/229 (part) numbered PD 484/192-193),16 June 2016 (PD 484/194-195) and 22 January 2018 (ACC 2017/164 numbered PD 484/196), and 11 June 2021 (ACC 2021/11, numbered PD 484/197). Note that part of ACC 2015/229 (7 CD-Roms of images of church repairs) was not catalogued. List revised April 2016 (JW), revised 5 August 2021 (AB).

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Comprises parish registers, 1538-2015; registration papers, 1797-nd [1969]; records of the church and benefice, 1583-1999; records of the churchwardens and vestry, 1567-2013; records of the Parochial Church Council, 1907-1992; records of the overseers of the poor, 1615-1843; records of charities, 1678, nd [late 18th century]; records of schools, 1696-1936; records of the parochial hall, 1898-1983; parish magazines, 1873-1982; and miscellaneous papers, 1726-1989.

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Documents are arranged by series; document references are not always in numerical order.

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Most registers are available on microform.

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For account of service, 1884-1885, see MC 1619/1, 824X9 (p.68).

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