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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


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

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

Alternative names


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





Pre 1851: 120; Post 1851: 350

Periodicals - Back Issues


Current Periodicals

None (apart from Parish magazine)


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

Volumes added per year



Puritans; William Burkitt; John Rogers; Matthew Newcomen

Special Collections

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


'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


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


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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