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Name of Library: Muniment Room Dedham Parish Church

Address: The Vicarage, High Street, Dedham, Colchester, C07 6DE

Town: Dedham

Telephone: 01206 322136

Fax:

E-mail: office@dedham-parishchurch.org.uk

Website: http://www.dedham-parishchurch.org.uk

Alternative names

Contact

Gerard Moate

Job Title

Vicar & Lecturer

Purpose and main user community of the library

History of Dedham/John Constable; 17th - 18th Century Theology/Puritans; Dedham Classis, Life & Works of William Burkitt M.A.

Terms of access

By appointment. References required for Reader's Permit

Opening hours

By Arrangement

Disabled access

Narrow Stone Steps in 15th Century Church

Lending

No

None

Volumes

Pre 1851: 120; Post 1851: 350

Periodicals - Back Issues

4

Current Periodicals

None (apart from Parish magazine)

Other

Dedham archive photos; Glass slides of Near East; Maps and Plans

Volumes added per year

20

Coverage

Puritans; William Burkitt; John Rogers; Matthew Newcomen

Special Collections

Rendall Bequest (Canon G.R. Rendall - former Master of Charterhouse)

Manuscript

'William Burkitt - expository notes on the Old and New Testament, Gerald Rendall - research notes on Dedham and Essex, Reginald Hall Grubbe – index to the Parish Registers of Dedham 1560 – 1850

Research resource

17th Century dissent/Civil War; Puritans; Dedham Classis 1580s (secret Bible studies), Huguenots; William Burkitt

Catalogue Type

Computer

URL of catalogue

No, but I would email our datafile to scholars who request it

Other facilities

Scanning of pages / OCR and e-mailing of texts now possible

Full Time Staff

Part Time Staff

Voluntary Staff 1

Future plans

Work in progress to improve the room and use of the library by scholars

Other

The work of restoration and development of this library in the past year:

  • Eight 17th cent. volumes repaired
  • 30+ pre-1851 volumes added
  • 50+ items of Dedham interest added, inc. early postcards

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