- 1291-1944 (Creation)
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Dean and Chapter Peculiar administration extended over the parishes of Arminghall, West Beckham, Catton, Hindolveston, Martham, Norwich St Mary in the Marsh (which included the Cathedral Precinct), Norwich St Helen, Norwich St James Pockthorpe, Norwich St Paul, Eaton, Lakenham, Great Plumstead, Sedgeford, Sprowston and Trowse and before the reformation only of Hindringham, Scratby, Taverham and Winterton.
The Peculiar was exempt from the Archdeacons' jurisdiction, but not from that of the Bishop.
Many records of the Dean and Chapter Peculiar administration passed to diocesan officials as a result of administrative changes after 1812, and are now listed with the main series of diocesan records held by the Norfolk Record Office.
Visitations within the Dean and Chapter Peculiar are recorded in the Norwich Archdeaconry series for the period 1545-1583.
The records of the Peculiar Administration are listed as follows:
DCN 67 Acta and Comperta Rolls
DCN 68 Marriage Licence Bonds
DCN 69 Registered Copies of Wills
DCN 70 Original Wills
DCN 71 Administration Act Books
DCN 72 Administration Bonds
DCN 73 Probate Inventories
DCN 74 Coroners Inquests
DCN 75 Penances and Retractions
DCN 76 Visitation Papers
DCN 77 Administrative and General Papers
DCN 77A Papers re Parish Boundaries in Norwich
DCN 78 Obligations