A Swan Roll of the Broadland area of Norfolk

Item date: 1500
(this is an approximate date)
Grant Value: 8,645
Item cost: 34,870
Item date acquired: 1999
Item institution: Norfolk Record Office
Town/City: Norwich
County: Norfolk

The earliest known Norfolk swan roll, hitherto unrecorded before its appearance at auction. There are 99 charming illustrations of swans heads in black and red ink with their distinctive ownership marks and the owners names written above. They include the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, Sir William Bullen of Blickling, and John Coke, Mayor of Norwich. Illustrated at p.46 of AR

The Swan Roll. Image courtesy of Norfolk Record Office.
The Swan Roll. Image courtesy of Norfolk Record Office.