Norwell St Laurence


Archival Sources

British Library

Harley Charter 84 A 31 Richard the Chaplain, early C13

Harley Charter 112 H 18 Richard the Chaplain, early C13

Church of England Records, Bermondsey

EC 10111, parts 1-4, Norwell Overhall Prebend and Other Estates, Norwell Parish, Co. Notts, Norwell V, Church and Chancel Repairs, 1857-C20

Lincolnshire Archives Office

FAC Papers/1876/5 Restoration, 1874-6

FAC Plans Restoration, 1876

Newark Library

Microfiche of Parish registers for Norwell: Christenings, Marriages, Burials 1681-1767 (after NAO, PR 6266)

Norwell, St Laurence / Norwell Parish Heritage Group

Files containing manuscript, registers, printed and photographic material, mainly late C19 and C20, relating to:-

Norwell, St Laurence, Baptism Certificates Book (also used at Ragnall and Dunham) 1950-69

Norwell, St Laurence, Bell appeal fund, 1932 etc.

Norwell, St Laurence, Church School, photostat copy of conveyance, 1871

Norwell St Laurence, Churchwardens’ Account Book 1858-1984

Norwell, St Laurence, Clock Fund and Installation of clock, 1953

Norwell, St Laurence, Death Watch beetle, 1930s

Norwell, St Laurence, Fabric fund accounts

Norwell, St Laurence, Faculties

Norwell, St Laurence, Finances

Norwell, St Laurence, Insurance documents

Norwell, St Laurence, Leaflets, programmes etc. of special events

Norwell, St Laurence, Organ and Organ Fund accounts

Norwell, St Laurence, Parish Magazines (individual issues 1896, 1898-1901, 1903, 1905, 1911, 1935; complete run 1966-present)

Norwell, St Laurence, Parochial Church Minutes, 1925-present

Norwell, St Laurence, Register of Services 5 Jan. 1930-28 Dec. 1949

Norwell, St Laurence, Rent Book for Church Cottages 1934-40

Norwell, St Laurence, Repairs

Norwell, St Laurence, Sequestration 1969, 1974

Norwell, St Laurence, Sunday School attendance register, 1944 et seq.

Norwell St Laurence, Supplementary Account Book 1910-77

Norwell St Laurence, Visitors Book 1951-84

Norwell Men’s Institute, Minute Book, 1920-51

Norwell, New Parsonage House, 1974

Norwell, Trustees of Mrs Brand’s Charity, Account Book 1916-88

Norwell, Trustees of Col. James Craig’s Charity, Account Book 1911-88

Nottinghamshire Archives Office & Southwell Diocesan Office

DDM 54/199   Netherhall (Tertia Pars) terrier, 1687
DDM 54/198   Norwell Overhall terrier, 1687
DDM 54/200/1-2   Terrier for Overhall vicarage, 1726
DDM 54/201/1   Terrier for Tertia Pars vicarage, 1726
DDM 54/204   Terrier for two medieties, 1777
DDM 105/70/1-2   Survey of living, 1650 (1835 transcripts)
DD SP 69/1   Norwell Woodhouse, assarts c1275-80 (Photocopy of extracts from Liber Albus)
EA 106   Enclosure Award and Map, 1832
Liber Albus (White Book) of Southwell (see also below, Southwell Minster Library, and Visitations, ed. Leach)
NR 1 R   Map of the Parish of Norwell, 1829
PR 928   Town Book, 1666 et seq.
PR 965   Churchwardens’ Account Book, 1685-1791
PR 966   Churchwardens’ Account Book, 1822-58
PR 1022   Terrier of Glebe, 1809
PR 1023   Terrier of Glebe, 1843
PR 102   Terrier of Glebe, 1855
PR 5636   Notes on Joshua Lambert, rector, 1661-7 (by Basil Ainley, vicar 1921-34)
PR 6266   Christenings, Marriages, Burials Register, 1681-1768 [other registers exist in PR 6267-77 for the period down to 1967 but have not been systematically searched]
PR 11,112   List of vicars (drawn up by Basil Ainley), 1934
PR 11,139   Extension to churchyard, 1924
PR 11,148   Benefactions of Thomas Sturtevant et al. from 1727
PR 11,149   Unification of charities, 1906
PR 11,157   Religious instruction at school, 1947
PR 17,263   Charity Commissioners, Scheme for administration of church school, 1871
PR 25,045-7   3 Photographs of church, early C20

Southwell Minster Library

Notes, Papers, Transcripts and Indices relating to the Liber Albus (White Book) of Southwell (original in NAO)

Southwell Diocesan Church Calendar (various years)

Southwell Diocesan Magazine (various years)

St Deiniol’s Library, Hawarden

Rev Stephen Glynne’s Notes, vol. 34 [photocopies provided by DAC]

University of Nottingham, Department of Manuscripts

Clifton Deeds:

Cl D 65, enfeoffment by John de Leghton, vicar, 1315

Cl D 66, letters of attorney of John de Leghton, vicar, 1315

Cl D 404, charter of Mr John Clarell, prebendary of Overhall, 1290 x 1295

Cl D 472, enfeoffment by Mr Robert de Wodehouse, 1339

Cl D 568, enfeoffment by Richard de Northwell, clerk, 1365

Cl D 569, enfeoffment by Elizabeth, widow of Henry de Northwell, 1365

Middleton Deeds:

Mi M 217, 17th century survey of Cromwell manor lands in Willoughby by Norwell

MSS Histories & Scrapbooks of Norwell & District

[Ainley, Basil S.], History of Norwell, c1934 (Typescript, includes 8 sheets
with 17 photographs, 43 pages + notes) (in possession of David Garnett Esq., The
Grange, Norwell)

Hemingway, Guy Yeoman, A History of Norwell (Typescript, c1983, 162 pp.) (Norwell Parish Church; other copies in NAO, NUM, Newark Library)

Hemingway, Guy Yeoman, A History of Carlton on Trent (Typescript, 1983, 145 pp.) (copies in NAO, NUM and Newark Library)

Smith, Wallace H., Studies in the Evolution of Norwell (Typescript, 1967, 126 pp.) (copies in NAO, Newark Library, Norwell Parish Heritage Group)

Brown, Mrs A., Norwell Scrapbook (Mr E. A. Brown, Norwell)

Wood, Mrs M. and Jackson, Mrs D. E., Norwell Scrapbook, 1971 (Newark Library)

Norwell Scrapbook 1968 (recte 1965) (Newark Library)

Norwell Scrapbook 1963-1978 (Norwell Parish Heritage Group, formerly Wallace Smith)

Published Sources


An Act for inclosing and exonerating from tithes lands in the parish of Norwell in the County of Nottingham, 5 May 1826 (Newark Library)

Dedication of Two New Bells (Order of Service), 8 September 1977 (Norwell Parish Heritage Group)

Norwell: Listing SK 76 SE (National Monuments Record)

Norwell: The Parish Church of St Laurence (Visitors’ leaflet)

Norwell: Village Pack (Nottingham County Library, Angel Row, Nottingham)


A Calendar of the Register of Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York, 1398-1405, ed. Robert N. Swanson, York: Borthwick Texts nos. 8 (1981) and 11 (1985)

Abstracts of the Inquisitiones Post Mortem relating to Nottinghamshire, Edward I and Edward II, 1279 to 1321, ed. John Standish, T[horoton] S[ociety], R[ecord] S[eries] iv (1914)

Abstracts of the Inquisitiones Post Mortem relating to Nottinghamshire, 1350-1436, ed. K. S. S. Train, TS, RS xii (1952)

Abstracts of the Inquisitiones Post Mortem relating to Nottinghamshire, 1437-1485, ed. Mary A. Renshaw, TS, RS xvii (1956)

Abstracts of the Inquisitiones Post Mortem relating to Nottinghamshire, Henry VII and Henry VIII, 1485-1546, ed. W. P. W. Phillimore, TS, RS iii (1905)

Archbishop Herring’s Visitation Returns, 1743, ed. S. L. Ollard and P. C. Walker (Yorks. Archaeological Soc, RS, 5 vols), iv (1930)

Beverley Minster Fasti, ed. Richard T. W. McDermid (Yorks. Archaeological Soc., RS, cxlix, 1993)

Calendar of the Close Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, 62 vols. London 1892-1963

Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland. Papal Letters, 15 vols. London 1893-continuing

Calendar of Entries in the Papal Registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland. Petitions to the Pope, London 1896

Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office, 73 vols. London 1891-1982

Calendar of Nottinghamshire Coroners’ Inquests 1485-1558, ed. R. F. Hunnisett, TS, RS xxv (1969)

Clergy Guide (1822) and (1829)

Clergy List 1842

The Compton Census of 1676: A Critical Edition, ed. Anne Whiteman with Mary Clapinson, London 1986

Crockfords Clerical Dictionary (various years)

Domesday Book [various editions and translations]

Dugdale’s Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Visitation Papers, transcribed George Ireland, ed. G. D. Squibb, Harleian Soc., n.s. 6 (1987)

English Episcopal Acta V, York 1070-1154, ed. Janet E. Burton, Oxford 1988

English Episcopal Acta, York 1154-1181, ed. Marie Lovatt, London 2000

English Episcopal Acta, York 1189-1212, ed. Marie Lovatt, London 2004

[The] Estate and Household Accounts of William Worsley, Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral 1479-1497, ed. Hannes Kleineke and Stephanie R. Hovland, Richard III and Yorkist History Trust & London Record Society, Donington 2004

Fasti Eboracenses, ed. James Raine, 1863

Georgian Southwell. A Year in the Life of a Young Southwell Attorney, transcribed by R. E. Hardstaff (Southwell and District Local History Society), Southwell 2000

Historians of the Church of York and its Archbishops, ed. J. Raine, 3 vols. London: Rolls Series 1879-94

Le Neve, John, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae, ed. T. Duffus Hardy, 3 vols. Oxford 1854

Le Neve, John, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541, compiled by J. M. Horn et al., 11 vols., London, 1962-7; 1541-1857, compiled by J. M. Horn et al., 11 vols. London, 1969-2004

Nottinghamshire: Extracts from the County Records of the 18th Century, ed. K. Meaby, n.d.

Nottinghamshire Household Inventories, ed. P. A. Kennedy, TS RS xxii (1963)

Nottingham Visitation 1662-1664, ed. K. S. S. Train, TS, RS xiii (1949)

Parliamentary Land Enclosures in the County of Nottingham during the 18th and 19th centuries (1743-1868), ed. W. E. Tate, TS, RS, v (1935)

Pipe Roll Society, Pipe Rolls, 13 Henry II, 1166-7, xi (1889); 16 Henry II, 1169-70, xv (1892)

Records of Antony Bek, bishop and patriarch, 1283-1311, ed. Constance M. Fraser (The Surtees Soc., 162, 1953)

Religion in Victorian Nottinghamshire: The Religious Census of 1851, ed. M. R. Watts, 2 vols. University of Nottingham 1988

‘Rental of Robert de Caunton, February 1340’, ed. L. V. D. Owen, A Miscellany of Nottinghamshire Records, TS, RS xi (1945), 147-50

Rotuli Hundredorum, 2 vols. London 1813-18

Seventeenth Century Parish Register Transcripts belonging to the Peculiar of Southwell, ed. T. M. Blagg, TS, RS i (1903)

Testamenta Eboracensia, or Wills Registered at York ... from the Year MCCC downwards, Part I (The Surtees Society, ii (1836)).

Testamenta Eboracensia, iii, ed. James Raine (The Surtees Society, 45 (1864))

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The Register of William Wickwane, Lord Archbishop of York 1279-1285, ed. William Brown (The Surtees Society, 114 (1907))

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