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Norfolk Record Society Est.1930

Patron: His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO

Edited By: Claire Noble, Charles Moreton and Paul Rutledge


1997, 173pp

ISBN: 0951160079


This volume is available to purchase (PDF).

Monastic gardens have been neglected by garden historians but these accounts record, in English translation, gardens and gardening at Norwich Cathedral over 200 years.


John Skayman's book (1516-1518), one of the earliest of English diaries, chronicles his work as a chief servant of Sir Roger Townshend involved in sheep farming, holding manor courts and overseeing the business of the Raynham estate.



Farming and Gardening in Late Medieval Norfolk.

Norwich Cathedral Priory Gardener's Accounts, 1329-1530 and Skayman's Book, 1516-1518