Fonds PDC - Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich

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Peculiar of the Dean and Chapter of Norwich


  • 1705-1847 (Creation)

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This jurisdiction extended over the parishes of Arminghall, West Beckham, Catton, Hindolveston, Lakenham, Martham, Norwich St Mary in the Marsh with St Luke's Chapel (which included the Cathedral Precinct), Norwich St Helen, Norwich St James Pockthorpe, Norwich St Paul, Eaton by Norwich, Great Plumstead, Sedgeford, Sprowston and Trowse Newton. It was exempt from the Archdeacon's jurisdiction but not the Bishop's. Abolished in 1857.

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The records were received with the Norfolk Archdeaconry records in 1939. They apparently relate only to such of the Dean and Chapter's functions as passed to Diocesan officials as the result of administrative changes after 1812.

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Acts of Court, 1763-1799; register transcripts, 1706-1812, and visitation papers, 1707-1839; marriage licence bonds, 1705-1847; and an induction mandate, 1759.

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Visitations of the Dean and Chapter peculiar are recorded in the Norwich Archdeaconry series for 1545-1583. Other records of the Peculiar are to be found with the Dean and Chapter archives: see DCN.

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