Norfolk Record Office

Organisation: Archive

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949

We hold the Quarter Sessions records for the county of Norfolk and for the boroughs within the county, and  also the petty sessions records for the various Norfolk divisions.  We also hold records of several Norfolk prisons, especially the County gaol in the Castle at Norwich and the Tolhouse gaol in Yarmouth. We also have records of many other courts: for example, medieval Hundred courts; the records of perhaps 1,500 manorial courts; the records of Yarmouth Admiralty court; the Norwich city mayor’s court; church courts at diocesan and archdeaconry levels; and no doubt others. Many items from these records will have been used in classes, talks and exhibitions over the years.

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Who can access the collection?

External (public), Registered users

How big is the collection?