Fonds PD 52 - Parish Records of Swaffham

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Reference code

PD 52

Title

Parish Records of Swaffham

Date(s)

  • 1330-2011 (Creation)

Level of description

Fonds

Extent and medium

528 pieces

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Name of creator

(?-)

Administrative history

In Cranwich Deanery.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 17 November and 4 May 1971 (numbered PD 52/1-406); 11 September 1973 (numbered PD 52/407-473); 3 August 1976 (numbered PD 52/474); 21 March 1977 (numbered PD 52/475); 22 July 1986 (numbered PD 52/476); 19 October 1987 (numbered PD 52/477-503); 19 November 1987 (numbered PD 52/504-514); 9 August 1999 (ACC 1999/84 numbered PD 52/515-522); 6 July 2010 (ACC 2010/86, numbered PD 52/523-527); and 13 September 2011 (ACC 2011/145 numbered PD 52/528). List amended September 2011 (JW).

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Scope and content

Comprises parish registers, 1559-2011; registration papers, 1915-1960; records of the church and benefice, 1601-2008; records of the churchwardens, vestry and parochial church council, nd [c 1484]-1983; records of the overseers of the poor, 1580-1883; records of the surveyors of the highway, 1819-1822; records of the constables, 1603-1781; records of charities, 1330-1961; records of schools, 1838-1956; records of the Swaffham branch of the Church of England Men's Society, 1909-1932; records of Swaffham H.M. Forces Welfare Fund, 1940-1946; records of other organizations, 1882-1938; records relating to the 1775 fire, 1775-1776; parish magazines, nd [19th century]; printed and historical papers, 1760-1929; and miscellaneous records, 1502-1945.

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Accruals

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

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Existence and location of copies

Most registers and parish chest material are available on microform.

Related units of description

For 'A Catalogue of Printed Books and Manuscripts' in Swaffham Parish Library by Mary Cecelia Lyons (1987), see DN/BBD 186. The Swaffham Black Book is held at the Cathedral Library, Norwich. For a photocopy and transcript at Norfolk Record Office, see PD 52/399 and 473.

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Description identifier

e2bd8d3b-82ad-4127-a61f-6ae99add8bfb

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Catalogued

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 28/05/2003 by Drome. Modified 14/06/2018 by Droip.

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