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Norfolk Record Society Est.1930

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

Edited By: Ellie Philips and Isla Fay

2013, 224pp

ISBN: 9780955635762

This volume is available to purchase (PDF).

The texts edited in this volume illustrate two aspects of the later 16th -century civic government’s concern to make Norwich a clean and healthy city.  The Great Hospital, founded in the 13th century as the hospital for St Giles, was taken over after its dissolution by the civic authorities and became the preeminent charitable establishment in Norwich.  The river and street committee was set up in 1552 to deal with the pollution problems that had dogged the city throughout the medieval period and in the 1570s branched out into the sourcing of paving stone.

Health and Hygiene in Early Modern Norwich (Book Dust Jacket)

Health and Hygiene in Early-Modern Norwich.

Account rolls of the Great Hospital, Norwich, 1549-50 and 1570-71.

The Norwich River and Street Accounts, 1557-61 and 1570-80 .