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Building grant plans (schools), 1840-73 (P/BG)

The plans were submitted to the Department of Education and Science in connection with applications for grants for the building of schools and other educational establishments. Not all of these plans came to fruition.

Census of distribution, 1971 (P/CE)

Maps relating to the Business Statistics Office's census of distribution in King's Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Charity Commission accounts, 1832-1954 (P/CH)

In accordance with the Charitable Trusts Act 1853 and the Charitable Trusts Amendment Act 1855, charities were obliged to send returns of their accounts to the Board of Charity Commissioners.

Duties on Land Values, 1910 (P/DLV)

The 'Domesday books' were prepared by the Inspector of Taxes in accordance with the provisions of the Finance Act 1910. Details are given of each owner, occupier, situation, description and extent of each property valued.

Ordnance Survey, 1940s (P/OS)

Minor control point albums.

East Suffolk and Norfolk River Board, 1952-63 (P/RB)

Annual reports and abstracts of accounts.

Shipping registers, 1825-1956 (P/SH)

The Shipping Act of 1786 introduced general statutory registration of British ships over 15 tons with customs officials at their home ports.

Shipping registers from detail each vessel’s name and home port, dimensions and ownership. No information is given of ships’ movements or crews.

Ports covered by the registers are:

  • King’s Lynn
  • Cley and Wells
  • Great Yarmouth