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Reference FC 17
Covering dates 1810-1975
Held by Norfolk Record Office
Extent 177 files
Source of acquisition Records received by Norfolk Record Office on 29 October 1973 and 23 May 1978 (FC 17/1-176)
(FC 17/177 Acc 200/191/TT/IM)
No date
Creators Wesley Historical Society, East Anglian Branch, Norfolk

Contents:
Free Church Records



District Records  [no ref. or date]

Minutes  FC 17/1  1930-1943

1 packet

Contents:
Wesley Guild, East Anglia District Council, minutes and balance sheets 1930-1933; Youth Methodism Council, East Anglia District, minutes 1934-1943, Ipswich Section minutes 1934-1939

Statistical account of Primitive Methodist chapels in Hadleigh Circuit, Suffolk, 1845-9, and Dereham Circuit 1859-60, with accounts re opening chapels at Shipdham, Cawston and Wormegay 1861-2  FC 17/2  [n.d.]

1 volume

Register of deeds  FC 17/3  pre 1933

1 volume

Contents:
Chapels and other Wesleyan property at East Dereham, Great Fransham, Swaffham, Great Massingham, Holme Hale, Harpley, Fakenham, Great Ryburgh, East Rudham, West Raynham, Syderstone, Stibbard, Wells, Great and Little Walsingham, Burnham Sutton, Watton, Saham Toney, and Little Cressingham. To 1933

Records of circuits and individual churches  [no ref. or date]

Downham Market United Methodist, Mount Tabor Sunday School minutes  FC 17/4  1865-79

1 volume

Horsford United Methodist, baptism register 1859-1923 and poster re opening of chapel 1862  FC 17/5  1859-1923

1 packet

North Lopham Wesleyan, seat rent accounts. Receipt for purchase money for font inserted  FC 17/6  1847-1941

1 volume

North Lopham Wesleyan, class attendance register  FC 17/7  1905-1919

1 volume

North Lopham Wesleyan  FC 17/7(a)  1912-1951

1 volume

Contents:
Collection journal 1912-20 with note re unveiling War Memorial tablet 1920. Inserted, typescript history of Methodism at North Lopham dated 1951

Norwich, Calvert Street United Methodist Circuit  FC 17/8  1848-1908

1 volume

Contents:
Preachers meeting minutes 1851-1908, with subscription account 1848-50. Printed death notices 1874-1900 pasted in

Norwich, Calvert Street Sunday School register  FC 17/9  1837-1852

1 volume

Norwich, Calvert Street Sunday School minutes  FC 17/10  1862-1876

1 volume

Norwich, Calvert Street, note re laying foundation stone in 1810  FC 17/11  c 1810

Framed

Norwich, Calvert Street, photograph of engraving of Dr. Thomas Coke who opened the chapel in 1811  FC 17/12  1811

Unframed

Norwich, Calvert Street, Sunday School anniversary handbill  FC 17/13  1856

Unframed

Norwich, Calvert Street, water colour sketch by Wilfred W. Johnson 1957 based on Ladbrooke lithograph of 1825  FC 17/14  1957

Framed

Norwich, Calvert Street, illuminated list of ministers 1811-1964 with view of chapel, by W.W. Johnson  FC 17/15  1961

Unframed

Norwich, Calvert Street, printer's block of chapel  FC 17/16  nd

1 block

[no title]  FC 17/17  1860-1933

1 packet

Contents:
Norwich Dutch Church Primitive Methodist Registrar's certificates for marriages 1860 and worship 1877 and licence to assign lease 1876; correspondence re purchase of lease 1876; vouchers 1876, 1877, 1885; application re erection of new organ 1880; correspondence re surrender of lease of Blackfriars Hall to Norwich Corporation 1881-1886; correspondence with sketch re alteration to vestry roof 1883; renovation appeal subscription collector's accounts 1885 and undated
Ella Road, Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich; Primitive Methodist hall, account re purchase of site 1890, balance sheet etc. 1890-4, appeal circulars and festival programme 1893 and undated, preaching plan 1900
Scott Memorial Primitive Methodist Church, Norwich, appeal circulars, press cuttings etc. re new church 1901-11 and cuttings concerning the church from the Norwich Methodist Magazine Nov. 1933

Great Yarmouth Wesleyan Circuit  FC 17/18  1811-1844

1 volume

Contents:
Extracts from trust deeds and other documents relating to Yarmouth Chapel nd, Filby Chapel 1811-1838 Stokesby Chapel 1813, Caister Chapel 1813, Martham Chapel 1813-1837 Ludham Chapel 1826. Commenced 1812. Inserted, copy of inscriptions on foundation stones of Yarmouth Wesleyan Chapel 1837 and Gorleston Wesleyan Chapel 1844.

Great Yarmouth United Methodist Free Church, Regent Road, trustees minutes  FC 17/19  1895-1916

1 volume

Circuit Plans  [no ref. or date]

Acle  FC 17/20  1951

1 booklet

Plans  FC 17/21-50  1821-1882

30 papers

Contents:
Attleborough Wesleyan 1821, 1823, 1824-7; and New Buckenham 1861-2, 1870-1, 1875-80; Attleborough only 1880-2

Beccles, Loddon and Bungay Circuit  FC 17/51  1970

1 paper

Briston Primitive 1920, 1921, 1923  FC 17/52-6  1920-1923

5 papers

Xerox copies

New Buckenham Wesleyan 1814-16, 1827-34, 1836  FC 17/57-67  1814-1836

11 papers

Cawston Wesleyan Reform  FC 17/68  1871

1 paper

Cromer, Sheringham and Holt and Sheringham Circuits  FC 17/69  1943

1 booklet

Dereham Primitive  FC 17/70,71  1854, 1907

2 papers

Dereham Primitive  FC 17/72,73  1853, 1902-3

2 papers

Xerox copies

Diss Wesleyan 1810-11, 1843-4, 1850-1, 1886-7  FC 17/74-77  1810-1867

4 papers

Diss United  FC 17/78-86  1907-1911

9 papers

Downham Primitive 1871, 1885, 1889, 1897  FC 17/86(a)-(d)  1871-1897

4 papers

Downham United  FC 17/86(e)  1886

1 paper

Fakenham United  FC 17/86(f)  1864

1 paper

Fakenham and Wells  FC 17/86(g)  1933

1 paper

Contents:
Last plans before amalgamation

Holt Wesleyan  FC 17/86(h)  1845

1 paper

Holt United  FC 17/87,88  1918

2 papers

Hunstanton Wesleyan 1903-1905, 1912, 1920-22  FC 17/89-95  1903-1922

7 papers

Martham  FC 17/96  1936

1 booklet

Mattishall Primitive  FC 17/97  1839

1 paper

Norwich Wesleyan  FC 17/98-99  1823-1824

2 papers

Norwich Wesleyan 1843-1958 and Norwich United  FC 17/100  1858-1898

1 packet

Norwich Wesleyan  FC 17/100(a)  1899

1 paper

Norwich Primitive 1825-7, 1830- collected and annotated by Thomas F. Howes (1801-59) coachbuilder  FC 17/101  1825-1841

1 bundle

Norwich Primitive 1832, 1837, 1850-1, 1856, 1858, 1861-2, 1868-9, 1875-6, 1892  FC 17/102-115  1832-1892

13 papers, 1 booklet

Norwich Primitive First Circuit 1897, 1899-1900  FC 17/116-121  1897-1900

6 papers

Norwich United  FC 17/122  1898-1932

1 packet

Norwich Circuits  FC 17/123  1941

1 paper

Norwich Calvert St.  FC 17/124  1947

1 paper

Rockland Primitive  FC 17/125  1857

1 paper

Swaffham  FC 17/126  1933

1 paper

North Walsham Primitive, Reepham branch  FC 17/127  1831

1 paper

North Walsham Primitive  FC 17/128  1869

1 paper

North Walsham Wesleyan  FC 17/129  1844-1845

1 paper

North Walsham  FC 17/130  1946

1 booklet

Wymondham Primitive  FC 17/131,132  1924

2 papers

Great Yarmouth Primitive 1852, 1870-1, 1875, 1883, 1886  FC 17/133-8  1852-1886

6 papers

Great Yarmouth Wesleyan Reform  FC 17/139  1851

1 paper

Great Yarmouth Regent Road Circuit  FC 17/140,141  1934-1935

2 papers

Primitive, plan for 32nd Annual Conference at Yarmouth  FC 17/142,143  1851

2 papers

Primitive, plan for 53rd Annual Conferance at Yarmouth  FC 17/144  1872

1 paper

Tunstall (Staffs.) Circuit, Primitive, reprints of 1840 and undated of plans of 1812 and 1813  FC 17/145,146  nd, 1840

2 papers

Personal papers and memoirs  [no ref. or date]

Journal of the Revd William Crown (1836-87) a Primitive Methodist minister travelling in East Anglia  FC 17/147  1852-1865

1 volume

Autobiography  FC 17/148  c1829

1 booklet

Contents:
'Some short account of the Birth Life Conversation Travels and Christian experience of Samuel Huggins Primitive Methodist Preacher'. Huggins was born at Yarmouth in 1804. Watermark 1829.

The Revd Robert Key (1805-76), the Primitive Methodist evangelist of East Anglia  FC 17/149  1846-1976

1 packet

Contents:
Sermon notebook 1846-70; application for superannuation with table showing stations served and increase of numbers at each, with reply, 1846; (printed) address by Key 'The Only Remedy for the World's Misery', 1862; press report of lecture by him on immortality 1871; the Eastern Weekly Press 9/9/1876 with obituary; papers re Key memorial fund, with specification, 1891; engraved portrait, in frame; printed verses on Key by A.B., nd, biographical notes; printed memoir by Thomas Lowe, The Norfolk Herald of the Cross (1890); Eastern Daily Press and East Anglian Magazine articles on Key by Cyril Jolly 1967, 1976; typescript list of Key sources

The Revd Jonathan Scott (1823-1900) of Thorpe Hamlet, Norwich  FC 17/150  1856-1900

1 packet

Contents:
Sermon notes 1856-63; notes of sermon texts 1867; questions submitted to candidates for the Primitive Methodist ministry undated; Scott's PM membership cards 1875, 1899, and undated photograph of Scott; correspondence on his retirement from the ministry and superannuation 1871, burial and memorial service programmes 1900, and offprints of obituary notices; biographical note, undated

Xerox copy of the Norwich section (1788-9) of the diary of the Revd Richard Reece (1766-1850).  FC 17/151  1788-1971

1 packet

Contents:
The originals are in the Connexional Archives. With photocopy of obituary notice, press cuttings of 1971 from the Eastern Daily Press and the Methodist Recorder, and bulletins no. 28 and 30 of the Wesley Historical Society East Anglian Branch with articles on Reece by N.A. Green.

Printed: biographical and general  [no ref. or date]

News cuttings  FC 17/152  1847-1965

1 packet

Contents:
Cuttings from the Eastern Daily Press and the East Anglian Magazine of articles and obituary notices re Methodist lay preachers, 1950s-70s. Inc. also typescript memoir of Charles Johnson, Methodist Preacher (1847-1941) by Stanley M. Spoor 1962; typescript family history by Francis Horner West, Bishop of Taunton, 1962; papers inc. Dersingham parish magazine October 1965 re Arthur James Chilvers of Dersingham a centenarian.

George Edwards, From Crow-Scaring to Westminster, an autobiography  FC 17/153  (1922)

1 volume

Revd William Howard, Two lectures on William the Silent, with memoir etc., Henry M. Booth ed.  FC 17/154  (1879)

1 volume

Oliver Jackson, The Spiritual Hero; on the Life of the Rev. Wm. Green Bellham  FC 17/155  (1865)

1 volume

Cyril Jolly, History of the East Dereham Methodist Circuit  FC 17/156  (1955)

Cyril Jolly, The Spreading Flame; the coming of Methodism to Norfolk 1751-1811  FC 17/157  nd

1 volume

Robert Key, The Gospel among the Masses  FC 17/158  (1872)

1 volume

William H. Middleton, Willie Long the Fisherman Evangelist (1950), with cutting of Eastern Daily Press article on Long by Cyril Jolly  FC 17/159  (1950)-1963

1 volume

A.Watmough, History of Methodism in Great Yarmouth  FC 17/160  (1826)

1 booklet

Bound copies of the East Dereham Primitive Methodist Magazine  FC 17/161-3  1906-1908

3 volumes

Wesleyan Greeting, apparently issued as a Yarmouth Circuit magazine in 1892.  FC 17/164  [1892]

1 volume

Citizens of No Mean City, containing biographies and photographs of contemporary and past citizens of Norwich  FC 17/165  c 1910

1 volume

The East Anglian Wesleyan Methodist Church Record, May 1894 and September 1894  FC 17/166,167  [n.d.]

2 gatherings

News cuttings  FC 17/168  1931-1973

1 packet

Contents:
Articles in the Methodist Recorder 1931. 'Peeps at Living Methodism' on the history of Methodism in Norwich, Yarmouth, Caister, Gorleston etc. and articles in same 1966 by Jane Sheldon comprising survey of East Anglia District. Also newspaper cuttings inc. re closure of chapels 1930s-70s and Norfolk Fair 1973 with article on Wesleyan Methodism at Yarmouth by R.G. Berry.

Histories and historical notes of the following churches  FC 17/169  1839-1964

1 packet

Contents:
1-4. MS accounts by M.L. Mack of Methodism in Caister to 1900, Gorleston to 1907, Ludham to 1893, Wickhampton 1897; 5. postcards showing chapels at Acle (Primitive) nd, East Dereham (Primitive) 1910, Downham Market (Wesleyan) 1964, Downham Mount Tabor nd, Holt Methodist Free Church 1914, Martham Primitive centenary meeting 1907, Watton (Primitive) 1914; 6,7. Acle Primitive circuit rally programmes 1913, 1921; 8. Blofield Primitive chapel building consent 1868; 9. Hunstanton Wesleyan Circuit, appeal circulars 1907-22 and note re opening of school room 1889 and chapel 1895; 10. Diss and Circuit misc. inc. cutting from the Methodist Recorder 1910 re North Lopham with illustrations inc. damask weaver, programmes etc. re opening new church at Diss and circuit plan 1963-4, note re typescript history of the circuit on back of letter from J. & J. Colman enclosing donation to Holme Hale Wesleyan Chapel 1898; photograph of Diss Victoria St. chapel demolished 1964; 11. Hempnall Wesleyan chapel accounts 1839-62, 1894-5 inc. subscription list; 12-18. Norwich Primitive district conference programmes 1885, 1892, 1903, 1916, centenary celebration handbook 1907, jubilee handbook 1919; 19. notes re Surlingham Wesleyan chapel 1974 by W.A. Green; 20,21. newspaper cuttings re conversion of Wells Wesleyan chapel to library 1949 and inauguration of Wymondham, Attleborough and Watton Circuit 1968; 22. Wymondham Primitive bazaar programme 1903; 22. Yarmouth and Martham Primitive Circuits, preachers' and circuit conference programmes 1883-4, 1888-90; 23. Yarmouth circuit rally 1903 souvenir with illustrations of churches etc. 24-6. Yarmouth Primitive circuit rally programmes 1906, 1914 and centenary souvenir 1924; 27. Cutting from East Anglian Magazine re Swaffham Fen chapel, Cambs., 1959; 28. letter from S.M. Spoor re tape recording Nordelph Methodist history 1961, and photograph of unident. cottage.

The Tale of the Years, Lynn and Cambridge Primitive district centenary souvenir  FC 17/170  1908

1 volume

Brochures etc. re centenaries and special events  FC 17/171  1947-1971

1 packet

Contents:
Attleborough 1963, Banham 1947, Barford 1965, Bawburgh 1966, Boughton 1972, Burnham Thorpe 1964, Carbrooke 1963-70, Caston 1964, Catfield 1970, Clenchwarton 1962, New Costessey 1963-4, Cromer 1971, Downham Market Mount Tabor 1959, Downham Market 1965-6, North Elmham 1958, Framingham Earl 1961, Freethorpe 1970, Gorleston High St. abstract of deeds 1810-73 and photo of building before demolition in 1959, Gorleston Lowestoft Rd. 1958-66, Gorleston Beccles Rd., 1968, Hales 1960, Heacham 1969, Hempnall 1959, Hethersett 1972, Hickling 1962, Hilgay 1971, Horsford 1962, Hunstanton 1969, King's Lynn 1900-4, 1959, Ludham 1967, Martham 1932, Mattishall nd (pamphlet by Cyril Jolly), Northwold 1971, Outwell 1963, Postwick 1961, Pulham Market 1963, Reepham 1967, Ringstead 1967, Rocklands 1963, East Ruston 1928, Salhouse 1966-8, Sheringham 1968, Shipdham 1961, Little Snoring 1960, Snettisham 1908, Sprowston 1970, Stalham 1961, Stibbard 1960, Swaffham 1963, Swanton Morley 1868, Thurne 1971, Thursford 1959, Toftwood 1969, Wacton 1947, Upwell 1954, 1962, with last Upwell and Manea Circuit plan 1969, North Walsham 1970, Walsingham 1960, Watton 1971 with last Watton and Rocklands Circuit plan 1968, Wymondham 1960-70 with last Wymondham Circuit and Attleborough Circuit plans, Great Yarmouth 1907-63 inc. Temple Circuit Plan 1963.
[Also - Colchester (typescript pamphlet by J. Duncan, The early days of Methodism in Colchester 1971). Withdrawn 25/10/78]

Pamphlets, press cuttings etc. re Methodism and Methodist churches in Norwich  FC 17/172  19th century-20th century

1 packet

Contents:
Inc. W. Lorkin, Concise History of Methodism in Norwich (1825), G. Rye A Century of Methodism (1931) (re Chapel Field Road Church), conference and concert programmes, postcard views of Primitive centenary celebrations in Norwich market place 1920, map of proposed alterations to Norwich circuits c 1946

Norwich, Calvert St Church  FC 17/173  1908-67

1 packet

Contents:
Papers inc. centenary etc. pamphlets, Victorian New Year card, MS copy of memorial inscriptions 1966, notes by W.W. Johnson on the organ 1967

Spare copies of Glory in the Church, a brief description of the Calvert St Church  FC 17/174  1811-1961

1 bundle

Wesley Deaconess Order of the Methodist Church, annual convocation at Norwich, pamphlets and presscuttings  FC 17/175  1961

1 booklet

Notes by W.A. Green  FC 17/176  1975

1 packet

Contents:
Notes of material relating to Methodism in Norfolk and Norwich in the Norwich Central Library and the Norfolk Record Office, by W.A. Green

NORWICH PRIMITIVE METHODIST CLASS BOOK  [no ref.]  1883-1892

[no title or date]  FC 17/177

1 gathering

Contents:
Printed class book with partially completed register of Methodist class members and addresses, preceded by class leaders' printed rules and duties 1883-1886 and 1892.

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