Parish Records of Swaffham
- 1330-2011 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
Name of creator
In Cranwich Deanery.
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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Documents are arranged by series; document references are not necessarily in numerical order.
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Most registers and parish chest material are available on microform.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Created 28/05/2003 by Drome. Modified 14/06/2018 by Droip.