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Ordnance Survey Military Edition map of East Anglia

  • MC 2439, 1075X6
  • Archief
  • nd [1939]

Based on OS Fourth Edition. Includes symbols for land and water aerodromes, landing grounds, and seaplane mooring areas.

Ordnance Survey; 1791-; national mapping agency; UK

Home Guard map overlay

  • MC 2863
  • Archief
  • c 1943

Acetate sheet showing boundaries of the various Home Guard battalions in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Isle of Ely and North Suffolk. Intended to be overlaid on a small-scale Ordnance Survey map.

Harold N. Morgan; ?-1975; soldier

Records of the Chapman Family of Griston, Ashill and East Bradenham

  • MC 2884 BOXES 1-2
  • Archief
  • nd [c 1889]-2011

Interim list of the records
Box 1
Biographical information about Edith and Albert Chapman and their family, including family tree and copies of photographs, nd [post 1980]-2011 (1 folder)
Chapman and Thompson family photographs, nd [c 1889]-1992, including Griston School, Group 1 (copy), nd [c 1889]; Albert Chapman with the Queen's Royal Sussex Regiment, nd [c 1918]; aerial photograph of Newling Farm, East Bradenham, 1956; and aerial photograph of Newling Farm, East Bradenham (2 copies), nd [1970s-1980s].
Miscellaneous family papers, 1893-1993, including baptism, marriage and death certificates, 1893-1993; Second World War identity cards; driving licences, 1945-1969; bank books, 1953-1980; and a badge and two printed birthday cards relating to the Wilfredian League of Gugnuncs ( 'Daily Mirror' children's club), 1927.
Box 2
Farming records of Frank Chapman and of his father, Albert ('Dick') Chapman, nd [c 1939]-1988:
Ashill: tenancy agreement, Norfolk County Council to Albert Chapman relating to Reeve's Farm, Ashill, 1939, with photograph of Albert Chapman, c. 1939, and postcard of Griston vicarage, nd [1930s].
Saham Toney Estate: two tenancy agreements, Norfolk County Council to Frank Chapman relating to 60.5 acres (shown on plan), 1954, 1957-1958.
Newling Farm, East Bradenham: annual trading and profit and loss accounts, with balance sheets, 1954-1971, 1973, 1975, 1982, 1985-1988; 1948 desk diary, recording dates of seasonal tasks (drilling, ploughing etc.), sales of crops, births and sales of pigs and cows, weather, 1948-1957; account books recording cheques paid, 1962-1970, 1970-1974; estimate for drainage improvements, with plan, 1985; copy ordnance survey map sheet TF 90 SW, showing Saham Toney, scale 6 inches 1 mile, nd.

Chapman family; nd [c 1889]-2011; Griston, Ashill and East Bradenham, Norfolk

Deeds to Estate in Letheringsett, Thornage and Holt

  • MC 2940/1-12, 1024X6
  • Archief
  • 1731-1866

The deeds relate to a farmhouse and land which in 1731 were described as a messuage in Letheringsett and land (101acres) in Letheringsett, Thornage and Holt, and comprised both freehold and copyhold land. In 1866 the freehold parts of the estate were described as: messuage with barn, stable and outbuildings, in Letheringsett; 10 pieces of land (65a 1r 4p) in Letheringsett and Holt; and piece of meadow land (4a 35p) in Thornage.
The copyhold parts of the estate were held of the manors of Holt Pereers, Holt Hales and Thornage with the members on the part of Thornage.
The farmhouse was just inside the parish of Letheringsett in a hamlet marked on the 6 inches to 1 mile Ordnance Survey map of 1885 as Little Thornage. The land lay along the valley of the River Glaven. For plan see MC 2940/12.
The deeds commence on 4 Mar 1731 with a bargain and sale (being a mortgage for £420) between Richard Girdlestone of Wiveton, mercer and grocer, and Thomas Turner of Kelling, clerk, of a messuage in Letheringsett (occupier Samuel Emerson) and land (101a) in Letheringsett, Thornage and Holt (MC 2940/1). Girdleston had inherited the property from his uncle, Richard Girdleston of Letheringsett, deceased.
On 2 Jan 1739/40 Richard Girdlestone, described as of Fakenham, linen draper and chapman, was declared bankrupt, owing £1000. On 10 Jun 1740 the Commissioners in Bankruptcy conveyed Girdlestone's property to Hunt Everett of Cheapside, London, haberdasher, and Thomas Brunskell of Cheapside, London, linendraper (two of Girdlestone's creditors), in trust to the use of them and all the other creditors (MC 2940/2).
On 30 Sep 1740 the Letheringsett, Thornage and Holt property was sold to John Holmes of Holt, schoolmaster, Girdlestone and his wife Dorothy Girdlestone being parties to the deed (MC 2940/3-4).
On 17 Nov 1740 Thomas Turner assigned to Benjamin Seal of Holt, mercer and grocer (trustee of John Holmes of Holt, gent.), the remainder of the mortgage term, Holmes having paid Turner the sum of £678 13s still owed by Girdlestone (MC 2940/5).
On 21 Jan 1760 John Holmes of Holt, gent., mortgaged the property (occupier Joseph Miller) to Philip Smyth of Holt, gent, for £300 (MC 2940/6).
There is then a gap in the deeds and it is not clear how the next owner, John Burrell, acquired the property.
On 26 and 27 Dec 1792 by lease and release John Burrell of Letheringsett, clerk, conveyed the property to Nathaniel Burrell of Holt, surgeon, and Thomas Fisher of Holt, gent. (trustee of Nathaniel Burrell), for £700 (MC 2940/7-8).
On 21 Jan 1793 Philip Smyth of Gimingham, gent., assigned to Nathaniel Burrell and James Plaford of Holt, baker (trustee of Burrell), the remainder of the mortgage term for £300 (John Holmes having died without paying the mortgage) (MC 2940/9).
On 10 Nov 1821 John William Burrell of Letheringsett, farmer, nephew and devisee named in will of Nathaniel Burrell deceased, mortgaged the property to Revd John Custance Leah of Holt, clerk, and William Withers the younger of Holt, gent., for £700 (MC 2940/10).
On 13 Jun 1838 there was a settlement between John William Burrell of Holt, gent., and Joseph Muskett and William Muskett, both of Holt, drapers. The Musketts were to act as trustees for Burrell (who was to have an annuity of £40) and for his three children by his late wife Maria Burrell, namely Emma Mary Burrell, Ann Maria Burrell and Frederic [sic] William Burrell (MC 2940/11).
The final deed, dated 20 Oct 1866 (MC 2940/12), was a conveyance and settlement from Frederick William Burrell of Cley-next-the-Sea, yeoman, and several others to William Stimpson of Snoring, farmer, and his wife Emma Mary Stimpson. Frederick William Burrell and Emma Mary Simpson were the surviving children of John William Burrell and his wife Maria, both deceased. Their sibling, Ann Maria Burrell, had died on 19 Nov 1846, aged 15 years.
The freehold parts of the estate were described as: a messuage with barn, stable and outbuildings, in Letheringsett; 10 pieces of land (65a 1r 4p) in Letheringsett and Holt (Tithe Apportionment nos. 94, 95, 105, 107, 554, 555, 584, 586, 591, 592, now in one field); and a piece of meadow land (4a 35p) in Thornage (Tithe Apportionment no. 34). All were in the occupation of George Stimpson.
The deed included an agreement to surrender the copyhold parts of the estate held of the manors of Holt Pereers, Holt Hales and Thornage with the members on the part of Thornage to the use of William and Emma Mary Stimpson.
All the property was to be freed of any monies owing from several recited mortgages.
The final deed includes a plan showing the property to be near the River Glaven and giving Tithe Apportionment numbers.

Richard Girdlestone; fl 1731; mercer, grocer; Wiveton, Norfolk

Nar Valley Drainage: plans and sections of proposed works

  • MC 2968
  • Archief
  • 1880-1881

Relates to proposed new drainage channels in West Bilney, South Lynn, West Lynn, Marham, Middleton, North Runcton, Hamlet of Setch, Shouldham, East Winch, West Winch, and Wormegay. By Edward Easton, engineer.

Edward Easton; fl 1880-1881; engineer; Norfolk

Map of Fakenham town centre

  • MC 2989
  • Archief
  • 1838

Dwellings and non dwellings marked. Each plot is numbered. Surveyor is W.G. Beecham of Fakenham.

W. G. Beecham; fl 1838; surveyor

Agreement between Norfolk County Council and the Burgh and Billockby Drainage Commissioners re construction of a new drain next to River Bure at Acle Bridge

  • MC 3104, 1035x3
  • Archief
  • 1929, 2012

Agreement as to the closing up and removal of part of the Commissioners Main Drain and sluice outlet and the construction of a New Drain and sluice outlet next the River Bure at Acle Bridge to facilitate the construction of a new Bridge there, 20 October 1929 (includes 2 plans of Dykes at Wey Bridge Acle); Deed of Grant of right to convey water through a drain and sluice next the River bure at Acle in the county of Norfolk, 19 November 1929 (includes 1 plan); letter from Lucas & Wyllys solicitors to Norfolk County Council, 28 Mar 2012.

Burgh and Billockby Drainage Commissioners; fl 1804-1935

Various deeds: Acle, Harleston, Kirby Cane, Necton, Norwich, Pulham St Mary, Redenhall, Shipdham, Sprowston, Wheatacre

  • MC 3150, 1038x5
  • Archief
  • 1903-1993

Assorted deeds formerly held by Allen's Solicitors, Bungay, Suffolk.
The Street, Acle, 1983
1 Pound Close, Harleston, 1969-1990
Swan Lane, Harleston, 1964
18 Yarmouth Road, Kirby Cane, 1981-1982
125, North Pickenham Road, Necton, 29 Apr 1988
Bracondale Court, Norwich (inc. plan), 1957, 1961
Bracondale flats and garages, Bracondale, Norwich (inc. plans), 1957
41 Magdalen Road, Norwich, 23 Jun 1975
Sales particulars for The Cottage, North Green, Pulham St Mary, n.d. (late twentieth century)
Garden and slaughterhouse, Redenhall with Harleston, 17 Oct 1903
Thorpe Row Farm, Shipdham, 1981
61 Impala Close, Sprowston (inc. plans), 1971-1973
Properties in Wheatacre, (inc. plans), 1984-1993 with photocopies of earlier documentation.

Map of the Manor of East Wretham, Eton College estate.

  • MC 3180
  • Archief
  • nd [c 1740]

Coloured MS plan showing the manor divided into four parts or divisions- the Inclosures, the Southern Brakes, the Northern Brakes, and the Common Field lands, with references to each part and a terrier for the Eton College estate. Field names given include the Inn Fields, Ring Mere Heath, and Lodge Heath.
The map was copied from a survey plan made in 1740 by Mr W. Coller, held by Eton College.

East Wretham Manor; 1189-1925; East Wretham and West Wretham, Norfolk

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