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Collections for a history of Norwich by F. Blomefield, Chiefly transcribed by him in about 1725-1745

MS. Gough Norfolk 33
Held at the Weston Library

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Norfolk collections by the rev. Francis Blomefield for a history of Norwich. Containing besides transcripts of records and notes the following original papers among others:

  1. Letters to the earl of Yarmouth about a new charter for Norwich, partly from Thomas Corie, 1678-82 (fol. 29c, etc.)
  2. A Latin letter from W. Bernham to William Paston about a dispute with the city of Norwich (about A.D. 1460-70 ?: fol. 36)
  3. An English letter from 'Clyfton' (perhaps 'T.' or 'J. Clyfton', i.e. sir Thomas or sir John Clifton, of Buckenham ['Benham' ?] castle, in about the middle of the 15th century) to the city about an accord between it and the bp. of Norwich (fol. 37)
  4. 'The articles against Charles Herys master of the Grammar school in Norwich ...' (1497: fol. 39)
  5. An English letter from the duke of Norfolk to the city about a disturbance at Dunston (1453, with autograph signature: fol. 42)
  6. Papers about the churches, hospitals and schools of the city, etc. (such as a terrier of the property of the parish church of St. Giles', 1709, fol. 71: a list of the admissions to Norwich school, 1679-1726, fol. 61), etc.
  7. At fol. 93 is a drawing of Eresby house near Spilsby


  • Creation: Chiefly transcribed by him in about 1725-1745


111 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English
  • Latin


MS. Gough Norfolk 33

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 18069

Physical Facet

On paper


14 1/2 × 93/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom