Fonds PD 44 - Parish Records of Swannington

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PD 44


Parish Records of Swannington


  • 1538-2008 (Creation)

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59 pieces

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Administrative history

In Sparham Deanery. Swannington was consolidated with Wood Dalling on 20 July 1752, but was disunited by Order in Council in 1879.

Archival history

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Received by the Norfolk Record Office on 28 August 1970 (PD 44/1-56); 17 November 2008 (ACC 2008/264 numbered PD 44/57-58); and 18 March 2009 (ACC 2008/418 numbered PD 44/59). List amended March 2009 (JW).

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Scope and content

Comprises parish registers, 1538-2008; registration papers, 1854-1963; records of the church and benefice, 1843-1970; records of the overseers of the poor, 1718-1794; charity papers, 1840-1963; records of Swannington School, 1867-1969; and miscellaneous papers, 1852-1961.

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Documents are arranged by series; document references are not necessarily in numerical order.
Number not used: PD 44/7, 9

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Most registers and some parish chest material are available on microform.

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