Series Y/L 1 - Poor Rate Books

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Y/L 1

Title

Poor Rate Books

Date(s)

  • 1745-1900 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

315 pieces

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Archival history

Transferred in 1952 to the Library from the Borough Treasurer's Department.

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Scope and content

The poor rate was levied by parish officials, the Churchwardens and Overseers, and confirmed by the Borough Justices. Thus even after the inclusion of Gorleston-with-Southtown and Runham Vauxhall (a detached part of the parish of Runham) within the borough boundary, three separate rates continued to be levied, each of the three parishes being within a different Union. The Yarmouth rate books were numbered up in 1855 when the series, starting about 1740, was virtually complete. At some time after 1895, however, it was decided to retain books for every fifth year only. The terms 'St Nicholas Ward' and 'North Ward' are used interchangeably.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Accruals

System of arrangement

Before 1835 properties are listed by wards and are arranged alphabetically under tenants' names. After 1835-1836 the situation of the property within the ward is indicated. From 1855 the arrangement is principally topographical.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Binding nos. 1-53 vellum on board.

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e6ec826c-0ec5-455a-b42f-4077bde348de

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Catalogued

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Dates of creation revision deletion

Created 21/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 16/10/2018 by Droip.

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